How to Build & Light your Campfire
- Make a clearing for the fire pit, ideally, on bare dirt.
- Create a shallow dish/fire pit into the ground where you have chosen to build your campfire.
- Position stones in a circle around the fire pit to keep your fire contained
- Gather your Tinder: dry leaves, dry bark, dry glass and any dry twigs
- Collect your kindling; dry and dead wood and small dry branches
- Stack the kindling in the shape of a tepee over the tinder
- Leave a space in the wind’s direction so air can flow!
- Ignite your tinder; using Fire-Rod, Storm Matches or lighter.
- Strike fire tinder cards are waxed to cope with low levels of moisture
- Keep adding firewood, dry thicker branches / small logs, as the fire burns.
- Add greener foliage to create smoke….signalling your position.
The StrikeFire, a Ferrocerium fire starter, has become the most dependable means of igniting a fire with sparks, regardless of weather conditions or at altitude. Unlike a box of matches or a cigarette lighter, the StrikeFire is capable of igniting literally thousands of camp fires. At 2,980 degrees Celsius, the sparks from a StrikeFire will ignite a huge range of natural and man-made tinder including gas and petrol camping stoves so you can cook food, boil water, keep warm and sleep safely without worrying about predators.
There’s nothing like sitting by a campfire and watching marshmallows toasting or the evidence burn!
Basic Safety precautions;
- Always have a bucket of water and a shovel handy before you ignite.
- Never leave your fire unattended
- Don’t leave a fire until it is completely extinguished