Campfires

Campfires: A key ingredient to a fun, successful and complete camping trip! Without a campfire you are missing out on the essence of what camping is all about! There is something about having a campfire when camping that makes your trip authentic and relaxing. Here is a detailed guide on everything you need to know about campfires. How to make a campfire, campfire safety and some ideas on how you can really make the most out of your campfire. Not only does it cook your food and keep you warm, but it also sets the camping mood. A campfire is the beating heart of any camping trip.

25Jun2012
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Rural Camping: Easy Ways to be Prepared and Prevent Fires

When it comes to camping or any outdoor adventure, safety is a priority, especially if you’re someone like me who likes camping in rural areas. Rural camping is a get way to get in touch with nature and forget about work and cell phones since they don’t work! Trust me, I’ve tried, and having no internet access or reception forces you to relax, which is why I usually go in the first place. Of

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Campfire Stories For Kids

What is one of your favorite camping activities? Mine has got to be sitting around the campfire, and I'm sure I'm not alone on that. There is nothing better than cozening up around a blaring campfire with the ones you love while roasting hot dogs, marshmallows and sharing great stories. This campfire time is a great opportunity to talk and share with your kids. But if you want to add to the ex

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How to Waterproof Matches

There are several “do-it-yourself” ways on how to waterproof matches. Here are some household items you can use to easily waterproof your matches before hitting the outdoors. It is important to have a reliable fire starter when camping otherwise you could be left out in the cold. Ingredients to Waterproof your Matches Paraffin Wax Candles Turpentine Nail Polish Waterproofing –

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Camping Matches and Alternatives

It’s almost a given – if you’re going camping you’re going to make a campfire. For many campers who aren’t seasoned hands at the whole “outdoors” experience, building and making a fire can seem like a daunting task. And even if you’ve had a few times to practice (or at least read up on the task), there’s still the matter of lighting it successfully. How are you going to do that i

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19Nov2010
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Campfire Making Made Easy

This making a campfire information is from the camping pamphlets that were part of the fire kits that I made and sold during the rendez-vous that I attended in Michigan, Kentucky and have sold on Ebay and other Internet forums. Making a Campfire The Colonial Woodsmen knew that they could survive as long as they had their skinning knife and their fire making kit. "Injuns" may run off with your sh

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17Oct2010
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How to Build a Campfire

A campfire often sets the mood for a good camping experience. Associated with warmth, cooking and socializing, the campfire really is the life of the camping party. So how do you make a successful campfire? (more…)

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12Oct2010
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Guide to Making a Campfire

When we were camping in the jungle, a campfire was one of the most important things we required to survive. A campfire can ward off wild animals, produce warmth, signal danger and cook food. Making a Campfire Campfire Preparation: The choice of location for a campfire. Tools and materials that are available around the vicinity of the camp area. The time it takes. The direction of the wind (important to know in order to make the fire safe and lasting). Selecting a Spot

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