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From the bloggers at Camp Smartly:
As a kid, I was always practicing for real-life camping by setting up a campsite in my backyard. Before I got my first tent, I would use my dad’s old tent from his childhood. It was very basic and very beat up, but it worked for my purposes.
One night, I decided it would be a good idea to try building a campfire like I saw in the movies. I gathered up a small pile of sticks and lit a match. When I dropped the tiny flame on the stack of twigs, not much happened. The match quickly burned out.
So, I tried again. And again. And again.
Until finally, a fire caught—although not quite how I wanted it to. It sparked the dry grass beneath my pile and seared a chunk of our backyard. It didn’t last long, and it didn’t spread, but my dad found the burned patch in the morning and wasn’t happy.
Later on, I learned how to make a campfire the right way, and now I would like to teach you!
To read the full blog and see the step-by-step ideas on how to build that campfire, visit www.campsmartly.com.