Campfire

18Nov2020
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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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16Nov2020
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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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Cooking Bread on a Stick

There’s a certain art to cooking things on sticks. We’ve all made S’mores, shoving marshmallows onto sticks and trying to cook them over a far too large flame of the campfire. The results are often sticks with balls of flaming goo on the end. They’re more or less edible and certainly fulfill the day’s dietary requirements for carbon, but they're not pretty. Cooking on Sticks Over the Campfire Cooking things on sticks over a campfire requires a certain consideration for ma

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Romance in Camp

It would be fair to say that my love affair with camping is still going strong since my first trip when I fell tent, pole and zipper! Spending a few nights in the great outdoors, cuddling up next to a campfire with the one you love is a surefire way to put a spark into any relationship. With Valentines day just around the corner, why not add some romance in camp? Maybe you are wondering how on earth sleeping in a tent can be romantic? Well here are a few things you could try that

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When the Camping Season’s Over

My tent is now in storage, carefully packed away, The outdoor nylon shelter lives to see another day! Now the camping season's over and the winter nights draw in, The guy ropes, pegs and mallet; cleaned and dried, stored in a tin. I begin to think of next year and the adventures I will have, New places I will find to camp, with the help of my Sat Nav! Campsites across the country I have yet to explore, My great sense of adventure always leaves me wanting more. There's a fe

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08Oct2020
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We’re Going Camping!

We're going camping! Its been so long! Our first trip of the season... The sun is shining, the weathers great Could there be a better reason? Anticipation fills the air, As we begin to fill the car Packing and re arranging, Glad the campsites not too far. The kids are comfy, seatbelts on It is time to hit the road, Sat nav programmed, checklists checked 3, 2, 1, lets go! At our destination, Together we set up camp Beds are made, campfire lit Now begins our great camp

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What NOT to do When You Are Camping

There are a lot of ways to ruin a good camping trip. And it's even easier to ruin the great outdoors for others. To ensure a happy, safe and stress free camp trip, here's what NOT to do when you are camping! Never leave food out!  Foxes, birds, rabbits and creepy crawlies would just love to share the delicious food you bring to the campsite. It is best to keep all food in air tight storage containers or a cool box with a lockable lid so it is hard for animals to smell it or ge

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How to Build a Wilderness Survival Kit

If you're headed out into the wilderness, then you need to know that you can survive if disaster strikes. For any wilderness trip, always remember to bring a good knife. For communications, rent satellite phones so that you can call rescuers. In addition, consider some of these items for your homemade survival kit. What You'll Need For Your Wilderness Survival Kit: Water Purification Water in the wilderness may look crystal clear, but it could contain protozoa, bacteria and viruse

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