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There’s nothing such as a good fire to cook your meal or to warm up. Here are a few hints that will teach you how to use it at its full capacity.
Before you start lighting your fire you should follow this checklist :
2. Where should I light my fire ?
3. Is the weather appropriate ?
The best is to use evergreen twigs (spruce, larch or pine tree) that you will spread either over leaves, pine needles, dried fern or birch bark.
The wood you want to use is one that will burn steadily over a long time period releasing a lot of heat. You will find good dry firewood at the foot of the trees. However make sure you don’t use decayed wood : it will not burn well and releases very little heat.
some types of wood do not release a lot of heat and will burn with a lot of smoke, you should avoid them.
Anne-Gaëlle Rousset-Rouvière (MC n°47) / All rights reserved AGSE - translated from french by Pierre B.
Publié le 19 August 2008