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Camping Safety Is An Important Part Of Building A Campfire

And that is what makes the campfire supply checklist so important.

What is a campout without a campfire? While building a campfire is not foremost on the minds of all campers, usually it is the highlight and centerpiece of the weekend's campout. Not just for entertainment, a great campfire will be used for cooking, keeping warm, keeping dry...and of course toasting marshmallows!

Even here in Florida when the weather is warm, we still build a campfire in the evenings. Sometimes we even build one on our charcoal table in the backyard just for fun.

The campfire equipment checklist will be one of the shorter camping checklists that I give you. But it is still important because building a good campfire also means building a safe fire.

Some of these items you will find already at your campsite, but I have put them on the list to remind you to use them, or just because you need to have them whether you get them from campground or bring from home.

Some of the highlights of the list:

    Firewood: Of course you cannot have a campfire without your firewood. Many states have restrictions on bringing wood across the state line, so if you are crossing a state border, plan on finding or buying your wood at the campsite, or nearby your campsite. We have stopped and picked up many pieces of dead wood when traveling near our campgrounds to use for the fire later on. All wood you pick up should be already on the ground. Don't take any off of trees.
    Campfire table or fire ring: Your fire should be contained in some manner. Make sure you check the local and state restrictions before building a campfire. Most campgrounds will provide a campfire ring which will contain your fire.
  • Tinder/Kindling/Firewood
  • Newspaper
  • Dryer Lint
  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Charcoal Table
  • Campfire Ring

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