People camping by a boulder using it as a fire reflector

How to Use a Fire Reflector Near Your Campfire And Why

If you are camping in the warm months, worrying about how you are going to stay warm enough is usually never an issue. But, if you are camping in late fall through spring, conserving as much heat from your campfire as you can is essential! One way to do this is through the use of …

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How to Revive a Dying Fire at Your Campsite

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. A roaring campfire offers a great vibe for fun and building memories, but not if it dies down and you are having to figure out how to revive it. Luckily, there are quick and easy steps you can take to save a dying fire. Save and …

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5 Tips to Make a Fire Burn Hotter When you Need it To

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Maybe you are doing some campfire cooking, or maybe you are roughing it in cold conditions. Either way, there are times when you would love to be able to make your fire burn hotter! What are ways that you can amp up the heat of your …

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How to Set up a Campfire Tripod for Beginners

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There are few things more satisfying than relaxing around a campfire while your supper is slowly cooking over it. A bubbling dutch oven hanging over your fire is a wonderful thing, but if you have never tried using a campfire tripod before you may not be …

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Burning campfire in the woods

Easy Way to Start a Fire While Camping: Fast and Foolproof

If you have ever tried to build a campfire only to have your wood topple over, you know the struggle. What is a fast, easy, and foolproof way to start a campfire? An easy way to start a fire while camping without having your wood fall over is to use the 6-Pack-In-a-Box method. Find the …

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Red truck with firewood in the back

Firewood Laws in Ohio: Moving, Selling and Burning

If you live in Ohio, or are traveling to Ohio to camp, you may be wondering what laws are in place for how to transport and use firewood in and around the state. This can be confusing as each state has slightly different regulations. I have summarized it for you below: You are prohibited from …

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Campfire in a rock fire ring at dusk

What is the Hottest Part of a Campfire: Put to the Test

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Because I love campfire cooking, knowing how to work with the heat of a campfire is essential! Because of this I wondered, what IS the hottest part of a campfire? The hottest part of a campfire is the air in the middle of the firewood “teepee.” …

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How Long Firewood Burns in a Campfire: Real-World Test

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It was early afternoon and I was getting ready to start the campfire when I noticed that we had a pretty small stash of firewood. I wondered, how long into the evening will this little pile get us? How long DOES firewood burn in a campfire? …

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rotten downed tree in a forest

Rotten Firewood and What to do With it at Your Campfire

Anyone who has many campfires has come across a rotten piece of firewood, or many! The question is, do you keep that rotten firewood and throw it in the fire ring, or do you chuck it in the woods? Technically, you can burn rotten firewood, but it isn’t ideal. Rotten firewood doesn’t burn nearly as …

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How to Not Burn Yourself When Cooking on a Campfire

* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Campfire cooking is loads of fun (and delicious), but for me, the only down-side is worrying about how I’m going to cook safely and not burn myself. I am planning several upcoming cooks and wondered, how can I pull this off without any burns? You can …

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