04 Feb '18, 4pm

5 ways to build a campfire

There are few things better on a cold day than sitting next to a crackling fire, enjoying a good book and a hot drink. Starting that fire, however, can be more of a challenge. Is your chimney secure? Is the damper open? Just how do you stack those logs in a way that maximizes the fire's warmth but also in a way that keeps it roaring for a while? The video above provides a step-by-step process for building a fire in a fireplace, including checking the damper and priming the flue. It also recommends a couple of other things you might not have thought of, including turning off the furnace and opening a window a little bit since fires like oxygen to keep themselves burning bright. Of course, one of the biggest questions when building your fire is what, exactly, to put in your fireplace and the best way to organize those materials. This video recommends newspaper, kindling and ...

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