Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tips for Building a Perfect Fire

Tips for Building a Perfect Fire – Explore Magazine

Rating: ***

            “Tips for Building a Perfect Fire” is a helpful article for those of us who have not yet mastered building fires.
Being able to successfully build a fire is a handy and necessary skill for every outdoor lover to have, since a fire could mean the difference between life and death. This article gives great, easy to follow tips to build a fantastic fire. The first step indicated is to either find or build a fire pit, then you must find an assortment of dry sticks of every size. The smaller ones must be closest to the fire with the tinder in the middle, since that is where you will start the fire. Tinder can be anything from wood shavings and bark to little branches. Once you light the fire, you must constantly add fuel by adding some smaller sticks and once those are burning, you can add logs. However you must remain patient and be careful not to smother and deprive the fire of oxygen. If you are looking for a big fire, then you must continue fueling the fire. If you are in need of a cooking fire, then you will want to burn big logs as they will create coals.
This article was a great article for me to read, since before today I didn’t understand the proper way to build a fire. I have tried in the past; however I’ve never succeeded. This helpful article will definitely benefit me as I’ve learned a valuable survival skill that I’ll be able to apply to real life.

"Tips for Building a Perfect Fire." Explore Magazine. Web. 08 Jan. 2014.

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