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How to Build a Log Cabin Campfire

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 […]

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How to Build Your Own Fire Pit – Part 1

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 […]

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The Campfire

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 […]

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Camping Gear Essentials: Firesteel

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 […]

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Fire Starter: Petroleum Jelly Ball

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!

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