How To: Make The Perfect Campfire!
Making the perfect campfire isn't always as simple as you would expect, so here are our tips on how to make it as good as it gets.
A first point to make sure you're aware of is that you should always have a source of water or a bucket full of water, and a shovel nearby at all times in case of an emergency.
One bag of logs and some sticks should be enough for a couple of evenings. Also please ensure that you have a word with children about fire safety.
To start with, you can break up a couple of firelighters and set them in the base. This might just take a little patience.
You can also try a web of small dry sticks. Place enough to really get the fire started before adding your bigger logs. You can also use charcoal briquettes, as this will extend the life of the fire and give a steady heat without having dancing flames.
Screwing up some paper and pushing it down around the sticks will let you set light to the firelighters without burning your fingers on the flames. Of course, if you don't have firelighters then more paper will be needed - this is best twisted in spirals, and laid down before the sticks are added.
Once the sticks are burning well, you can add a couple of logs. Leaving this too late will see the sticks burn out before the denser logs start to burn. The variety of wood types used plus how dry it is means that you'll have to use your own judgement as to when and how much to add.
The fire should be fully underway at this point, but try to resist the temptation to keep adding bigger logs for a huge blaze. You can keep the fire smaller and sit closer which will firstly allow you to keep just as warm, but also it will allow you to use less of your logs etc., so it is also cheaper!
Once you have the perfect campfire, why not use some of our picnicware to accompany the food?
We hope this blog helps you in your campfire adventures!
- Florence Love