campfire tips

Making Fire Starters for Camping

I was working for a counseling camp that provided an educational outdoor environment for troubled teen boys. I was assigned two boys 14 years old while various counselors read their assessments and decided where the newcomers fit into the program. They had been abused, neglected, hooked on drugs, lived on…

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Three Ways to Start a Fire Without a Lighter or a Match

If there’s one thing that’s essential to the atmosphere of camping, it’s a good, sustainable campfire. It keeps you warm, wards off nasty bugs, and cooks your food. If you want to kindle the flames but don’t have a fire-starting kit, don’t fret. Even if you don’t have the conventional…

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How to Build a Smokeless Campfire

This is a great backpacking tip! John from IntenseAngler shows us his version of how to build a smokeless campfire. There is nothing worse than smoke in your face, or the smoke following you around when you’re just trying to relax and enjoy the warm campfire. As we all know, there are…

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