What's a camping trip without s'mores, smoked hot dogs, and long evening chats? Well, none of those are possible without a campfire. Don't leave for your next outting without these campfire starters that outdoors enthusiasts have been using for years.
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Building The Fire
The most popular building style is a teepee. Simply place some crumpled newspaper in the center of the campfire pit and surround it with kindling and logs in a teepee shape.
The other popular building style is crisscross. Place crumpled newspaper in the center of the campfire pit and in a crisscross format layer the kindling. Finish with a few small logs on top, and simply add more logs as needed. The crisscross style campfire is easy to maintain for longer periods, whereas the teepee style is better for cooking as it provides a central and fast burning heat source.
Submitted By: Albert Lara
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Campfire Starters in Nature
While hiking, my kids and I pick up fallen pine cones and bring them home. We then coat the pine cones with leftover candles by melting the wax in a small pot on the stove and dipping the pine cones in the wax. We then set them on wax paper to dry. These pine cones smell great and are a great way to start a campfire.
Submitted By: Sarah Zellmer
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