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How can you easily light a fire, even if the weather is bad ? Which type of wood will burn well ?
You don’t light a fire with green wood but with dead branches, even if they are wet. In that case, you need to get rid of the bark and chop it lengthwise in two halves so that the flames reach the dry part immediately.
To light the fire keep some matches in a dry place.
The best way to proceed is to light your fire with birch and then to refuel it with hornbeam which will burn for a long time and produce a lot of live embers.
When you leave, do not forget to put out your fire with water and to leave no trace of your stay.
Make sure that no decree forbids you from lighting a fire where you camp and always keep a fair amount of water at hand just in case.
Droits réservés (SdE n°193) / All right reserved - translated from french by Pierre B.
Publié le 18 September 2008