Many people love to spend some time in the great outdoors camping and enjoying fresh air. These folks also love to have a great campfire to sit next to in the dusk. If you want to insure that you have the best fire in the campground here are a few easy tips for you to follow to make it happen.
Clean The Pit Out
Whatever area you’re using for your fire, you’ll want to make sure it’s clean and as free of rubbish as possible. Rake any old coals and ashes so you have a fresh starting point. If you’re setting up an area make sure it is safe and circle it with some stones or bricks. Once you have the area ready you’ll be able to get more prepared.
Have Plenty Of Wood On Hand
When you’re getting ready to enjoy a fire it’s a great idea to get all your wood ready and available. This means that you’ll want to have it near the site so you don’t have to go for a long walk every time you need some more fuel. Dry wood will burn better than green wood; additionally it’s a good idea to stick to medium pieces so it’s easy to keep the fire contained.
Consider The Seating
If you’re going to have a campfire people are going to want to sit around it. This means you should think about how they’re going to sit. There are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration as far as this goes. First of all having plenty of chairs is important, the more comfortable the better. Secondly, you’re going to want to place them in a manner that the fire won’t be too hot or too far. Finally, it’s always a great idea to have some areas for people to place their beverages as well. Whether it’s cocoa, tea or beer a campfire means drinks. Several flat logs set up around the chairs is ideal and adds to the atmosphere.
Snacks You Can Roast
There is just something about a fire that makes people want to roast something. Whether it is marshmallows, S’mores, hot dogs or sausages you should have something you can skewer with a stick and warm up. This is a great way to enjoy the fire and feel closer to mankind’s primal days. Of course the most ideal and truly classic is the S’mores, which simply entail you having Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows around to form a sandwich out of; simply delicious.
Tales Or Songs
Finally, the cherry on top when it comes to campfires is something to do while sitting around it with your bellies full. Many a terrifying tale got its start around a campfire. Make a game of seeing who can creep who out more by spinning different creative and scary stories while you’re lounging by the warm glow. If this isn’t really your style it’s also a ton of fun to enjoy singing a song or two. Who knows, there may even be a guest who can play a musical instrument and you’ll have a good, old-fashioned fun time.
When it comes to campfires you’ll want to make sure to pay attention to safety as well as all the fun activities that can be had around them. Make sure that all small children are under close supervision. It’s also a good idea to have some water nearby, either in a bucket or with a hose. Finally, a sand pit is ideal because of its fire-hazard safety qualities.
As fall wraps up, you should make sure to get a chance to enjoy a great bonfire before it’s too cold.