For most outdoor enthusiasts, building a campfire is one of the most pleasurable parts of immersing oneself in the woods. Whether you are building a fire for comfort or survival, there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to get a good fire started, and learning the basics of building a fire ahead of time can save yourself from suffering a little embarrassment on your next camping trip. There is nothing quite as satisfying as being able to start a nice fire by using a single match, and this is a pretty easy bushcraft skill to learn if you are will to take some time learning the basics. Here are a few tips that will help you make a great fire for the night in five minutes or less.
Gathering Your Kindling
Clean water is an absolute necessity when spending time in the wilderness. Whether you’re camping, hiking, fishing, or participating in any number of outdoor activities, finding a safe source of water is imperative. There is always some risk of … [Continue reading]