Cool Weather – Camp Fires to the rescue!
When I think of fall… I think of sitting around a fire at our farm. Just talking… enjoying the heat and enjoying the conversation.
I realize you can’t build a fire outside just anywhere. Within city limits there area all kinds of regulations. But if you have access to a camp site, friends with land or such, try to enjoy some time outside around a fire.
Then of course I think it is a requirement if you have a campfire that you also have to have hot dogs and marshmallows to roast right?
If you should need some basic easy instructions on how to build a fire – here are some easy steps. Now I know that every expert fire builder (and if you can build a fire.. you are all experts … I know!) might have some other versions. But this is my blog… and my version. LOL
Step 1 – Don’t forget the matches! (no.. I’m not giving you the rubbing flint version..although Dave did get a flint stone and taught the kids)
Gather small dry sticks. For ease we usually use a small amount of newspaper for a starter. If you don’t have it… find some really small dry fire starter to use under the sticks.
I know… there are many of you laughing at me for explaining how to start a fire. But I bet there are at least a few of you reading this that didn’t know how. Or had never tried it themselves.
Of course a campfire is not an Ohio thing…. but I live in Ohio and when it is cold…. you gotta have one!