Building a Campfire revisited...

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I never think much about it - I just build a campfire, no problem, no fuss. Then on occasion, I'm fascinated watching some rather interesting campfire construction. Did I do that at one time? Probably. For those of you who may wonder how one can light a campfire with just one single match perhaps the following could be of help. Just a reminder - this presentation is for youth involved in scouting.

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I mostly build tipi fires and some without cute names.
I vividly remember a sea kayak trip in the San Juan Islands of WA. We were at sea level surrounded by salt water. It was damp all the time, but the rain came for real. We had a fire going but it wasn't doing much. Some guys from Alaska came by that had just finished fishing for the year. They built a tall log cabin fire. In the rain the fire protected the burning wood and preheated the wood on top. I could feel the heat through wet rain gear. In the rain it really works.
 
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