How to start a campfire in camping – Sepaq
Start a campfire
Whether it's for cooking, keeping yourself warm or simply to relax, the campfire is an
be dangerous if not practiced properly. Here's what you will need.
Logs. Firestarter or newspaper. Lighter. Water.
Before starting, you must be conscious of your surroundings. The only area allowed for a campfire on your site is
bounded by a metal ring. Make sure that nothing that can catch on fire is close by. Start
by placing small logs in an angle to form a pyramid. Next, insert either a small piece
of the fire starter or a few balls of newspaper under your logs. To be certain that the fire
will start, it is important to light several sides of the fire starter at the same time.
The fire needs oxygen so be careful not to make it smoke too much. You can blow at the
base of the pyramid to stimulate the formation of flames. Avoid exposing your face too close
to the flames as the smoke from the fire may irritate your eyes and airways.
Once your fire has started, continue feeding it by placing larger logs in it.
You are now all set for a nice evening beside the fire.
For cooking, wait a few minutes for ember to form. The heat released from the ember will ensure that your meals are delicious.
Although very pleasant, an open air fire can also be a source of danger. Don't get too close to the flames and never
leave a fire unattended. If you have to leave its side, make sure to put it out using water.
In national parks, it is prohibited to take wood from the forest. Branches and dead trees
represent a habitat for small organisms and they contribute to the development cycle of
forests. Use the wood that you bought in the park or locally. During warmer temperatures,
forest trees become dry and the fire danger level rises. Be aware of this level.
When the fire danger level is extreme it is prohibited to make a fire. If doubtful, speak with a
park employee. Their information will help you spend a pleasant and safe stay.