The log cabin style of making a campfire is, in my opinion, the easiest and most reliable way to start a fire if you are car camping. I am surprised by how many new campers I have met that think they know how to start a fire, but they soon find out that it is […]
Growing up, I always enjoyed it when we had a fire pit in our yard. It gave us the freedom to sit around the campfire whenever we wanted. So logically, this was a high priority project that I wanted to work on soon after we moved into our first house. Research – This was a […]
One of my favorite things about camping is the campfire. When I am away from the luxuries of a modern-day home, I am often reminded of the importance that fire has had in human history. Okay, maybe I don’t think about it that much. However, I do recognize that having a campfire when at a park […]
After posting the video about the petroleum jelly ball fire starters, I heard back from several people asking what I used to start the fire. This was timed well because I had been planning to write about this anyway as part of my camping gear essentials series. It is called a firesteel. This is a […]
Out of the many fire starters that I have used, the petroleum jelly ball is my favorite. They are small, light weight, and burn for a long time. They are also waterproof! I have seen several ways to make these, but in this video I highlight what works best for me. Enjoy!