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relaxing at a campfire

By Francesca Clarke

In BC, our camping season is usually kicked off on Victoria Day. Camping grads head out and christen the camp-sites over the May long weekend. The rest of us follow in the coming months, excited to enjoy our natural surroundings.

Building a strong, safe campfire is a crucial part of your successful camping trip. Most of us know the basics of camp fire safety: never leave the fire unattended, never use fuel starters, and never build the fire close to your tent. Where I always struggle is building a strong and lasting fire.

Love the outdoors offers full instructions on building successful campfires. They discuss the three types of kindling, outlining the most effective order in which to add each. Pay particular attention to their tips on safely extinguishing a fire.

Bring on the s'mores!


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