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Campfire Ablaze

flaming fire

Photo by Denis Kirichenko on Unsplash

If you are not used to camping, you may not think to make sure the campfire is out before going to bed. What’s the worst that can happen, right? Well, the worst that can happen is a fire spreading out from the campfire pit and the woods around you turn into an inferno. To make sure this doesn’t happen, make sure the fire is out before leaving your site or going to bed.

Don’t have a big fire right before bed or you leave. Instead, let it burn down. Once it calms down, pour a little water over it. If it smokes, break up the wood by poking into the fire with a stick, even moving the ash around, but be careful of sparks. If you don’t want to waste your water, try using some moist dirt. The way to put out a fire is to deprive it of oxygen. To make sure it is completely out, poke a stick into the embers and if there are sparks glowing ember, continue with water or dirt. The best way to see if the fire is out is to feel the embers with your hands. However, that can be dangerous if the fire is not out.

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Don’t let an unexpected fire to ruin your camping experience!

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