Sunday, December 14, 2014

How to Build a Winter Fire By: Jenna Wootton


I was doing some research on how to get a fire started easier during the winter when I stumbled onto this article. This article explains a few ways to get a fire started during winter and gives a few pointers t those who have never tried it before. The author explains the importance of the wood you should use as well as where to place your fire.

This article in my opinion was extremely disappointing. This article is obviously not targeted to hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, but it lacks almost all basic explanation. The author never went into detail about any of the topics discussed and just overall didn't sound very educated on the subject. I was hoping to receive some pointers like where to find dry tinder in the wilderness even in the midst of a blizzard but no such topic was discussed. If I were the author for this article, something I would have gone more in depth about would have been getting the fire started. The hardest part of making a fire in the winter is getting it started. You need to know what wood to look for and where to look for it. If the wood you are starting your fire with is even the slightest bit damp, it makes the job ten times harder. She could have talked about ideal fire starter to bring along with you like cotton ball and petroleum jelly or dryer lint as well as what to use to start your fire. Some lighters won't work in extreme frigged temperatures so people nee to know what to bring and what not to bring. When I was done with this article I thought there was a second page to it. And it is because of this total lack of useful information that I am giving this article one star.

Bibliography:Cottage Life, (2014). How to build a winter campfire. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Dec. 2014].

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