Fire Lays PT1
Jim Deroba (Deroba@AOL.COM)
Fri, 1 Mar 1996 16:02:11 -0500
Teepee Fires are probably the easiest to build. Start with kindling and
slowly build the teepee around it with larger and larger wood. Leave an
opening so you can light it in the center. Fire grows quickly and burns
fast. Good for campfires or can be added to as it burns to make coals for a
Lean To Fires are easy to make, easy to light and easy to maintain. Find two
Y's and put a crosspiece between them. Kindling and pencil wood goes
underneath. Larger wood makes up the lean to. Good cooking fire.
Log Cabin Fires are teepee fires with a log cabin of larger wood around it.
It is lit from the center. Provides a fast growing fire which can be added
to easily by tipping in the log cabin layers. Probably the most common Camp
Hunter's Fires are formed something like the lean to fire. Two logs are
placed side to side and the fire is built between them. You can lay pieces
across both logs like you do for the lean to fire. Excellent cooking fire.
The logs contain the heat and provide a ready support for a grill or
whatever you are cooking with.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City