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How To Build a Roaring Campfire

• artofmanliness.com

While fire is no longer vital to most men's existence, it still has a magnetic power that attracts us. The flames of fire can inspire legendary stories, generate uplifting discussion, and build camaraderie among the men circled around them. Also, there's nothing more romantic than cuddling up to your gal next to a warm fire. And I'd take some manly campfire-cooked grub over the food of a four-star restaurant any day. Thus every man should know how to start one and be well-practiced in doing so.

Create Your Fire Bed

When building a fire, always think about safety first. You don't want to be that guy who starts a raging wildfire in a national park. If your camping site has a designated fire area, use it. If you're camping in a more rugged area that lacks fire sites, you'll need to make your own. Select a site away from trees, bushes, and other plant material. Your fire bed should be on bare earth, not grass (especially dead grass). If you can't find a bare area, make your own by digging and raking away plant material, taking particular care in clearing away all dry plant material. Dry grass, branches, and bark catch fire easily.


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