Fires have always been a part of my outdoor life. Â They cam be practical tools that provide us with Â a way to cook our food, keep bugs away, provide comfort, warmth, and even a bit of nostalgia that takes us back to another time and place. Â At the same time fires can be dangerous. Â Today we will look at a few tips on staying safe around the campfire.
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Starting your fire
- Skip the lighter fluids, gas and other explosive liquids.
- Learn how to start a fire
- Get organized before you strike the first match
- Tinder (smaller than a match, dryer lint, newspaper, tiny wood scraps)
Keep it contained
- We need to consider containment BEFORE we light a fire!
- Fire needs 3 things to burn
- To keep your fire contained you have to remove one of the 3 elements of fire from the areaÂ surroundingÂ the fire
- It isÂ easiestÂ to remove fuel
- Consider wind and moisture content
Be able to put it out
- If we deprive the fire of one of the three elements we can put it out.
- Easiest way is to take away the O2
- Shovel and dirt
Fire isn’t a toy it is a tool
Think about what you burn
- keep it to wood
- NOÂ bottles
- NOÂ cans
- NOÂ fireworks
- NOÂ ammunition