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What's your preferred campfire design?
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I change it up, depending on my mood: sometimes the fuel wood is in a teepee shape, sometimes I lay a piece of fuel wood down on its side and prop the kindling and fuel wood against it (good airflow that way).

What's your preference?


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Swiss Torch.
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Swedish Torch



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Drop a pile of wood, douse it with Boy Scout Water, light, enjoy.
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I like to go with the Daenerys Stormborn approach.


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Yes, Swedish.
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Depends on my mood. Usually the teepee or ordered chaos. (Small piles of ascending sizes) but ive mixed it up with countless iterations.




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I usually try to go teepee to get it started. I'll put any pine cones, pine needles or small twigs I can find underneath to help get it going.



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Usually a teepee or Lincoln Log type of arrangement (square/log cabin style).

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Log cabin.

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BLeP wrote:
Log cabin.

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Crank wrote:
I change it up, depending on my mood: sometimes the fuel wood is in a teepee shape, sometimes I lay a piece of fuel wood down on its side and prop the kindling and fuel wood against it (good airflow that way).

What's your preference?

First, get five wood pallets. Take four of them, stand on end, and wire them together into a box. Fill the box with whatever you have that will burn. Put the fifth pallet on the top. Douse the whole thing in kerosene. Light. Stand back in awe and wonderment at what you have created/destroyed.
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Tepee to get it started. Basically log cabin thereafter.

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JSA wrote:
Tepee to get it started. Basically log cabin thereafter.

You're working too hard. Fire starter brick thinger surrounded by log cabin. If there's any lying around throw some brick bark in there for a nice natural fire starter.

Don't strip birch bark off live trees. Don't be a dick.

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BLeP wrote:
JSA wrote:
Tepee to get it started. Basically log cabin thereafter.


You're working too hard. Fire starter brick thinger surrounded by log cabin. If there's any lying around throw some brick bark in there for a nice natural fire starter.

Don't strip birch bark off live trees. Don't be a dick.

I do that sometimes when I am being lazy. But, I get a kick out of using a fire starter and my own cut kindling. I never strip any bark off of trees. I like to shave fire logs to get a nice patch of shavings.

So, it depends. If I just want a damn fire, I use the fire starters and log cabin. If I want to pretend like I have basic survival skills, I use the teepee.

If I am at home, and using our metal fire pit, I crumple up recycled newspaper and build a teepee over the top with small pieces of wood I made by splitting logs from the pack of firewood.

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At home I am super lazy. Fake 'log' wrapped in paper from the grocery store.

Light paper.

Sit down.

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BLeP wrote:
At home I am super lazy. Fake 'log' wrapped in paper from the grocery store.

Light paper.

Sit down.

Ha! Come on, man, you got to at least PRETEND you got fire making skills!

Truth be told, I like "building" (I use that term very lightly) fires. Not sure why. I over-complicate it simply to make more out of the process. Weird.

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I'm a die hard teepee guy.

I hacent seen the Swedish log thing before. I'll have to try it, looks cool.

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Endo wrote:
I hacent seen the Swedish log thing before. I'll have to try it, looks cool.
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The Swedish Torch looks cool and is great for cooking. You can put an iron skillet right on top of the log. But, it is somewhat "contained" and does not throw off a lot of radiant heat. So, depends on your goal. It's an easy thing to plunk down on a metal base in your backyard for a nice summer night fire.

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JSA wrote:
BLeP wrote:
At home I am super lazy. Fake 'log' wrapped in paper from the grocery store.

Light paper.

Sit down.

Ha! Come on, man, you got to at least PRETEND you got fire making skills!

Truth be told, I like "building" (I use that term very lightly) fires. Not sure why. I over-complicate it simply to make more out of the process. Weird.

I build some fires properly when I am camping. If there are lots of twigs around I'll just use those and some birch bark. Mostly I let one of the other guys do it though. I do some of the chores that nobody wants to do, like clean dishes.

I'll tell you what, I am camping with son number 1 next week. I won't cheat. Just twigs and bark (if there are birch trees there). Although I will likely bring paper plates and burn those so I guess I will be cheating.

At home? Bah, ain't nobody got time fo dat.

I am also talking about my fireplace here. Stick faux log in. Light. Sit down with a beer.

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In case anyone's got $300 to drop on a portable camping fire ring (not me, thanks), this is a fascinating design:

https://www.solostove.com/solo-stove-bonfire/

Cool design that even burns the smoke so you don't have to constantly dodge it as it follows you around the campfire.

(No, I'm not affiliated with Solo Stove in any way, shape or form.)


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I went with randomly placed logs all over the place two nights ago. Seemed to work just fine. Everything I had was one dry.

My son decided to go into the woods and found an old burnt log which he brought to me. It had termites living in it and all over it. One bit him and we had a meltdown.

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white man build big fire sit far away - Indian build small fire sit close
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