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Dig a square patch of grass from the ground. (Keeping the lid whole) Then dig and build your fire inside this hole. Once you have finished you put the flames and embers out and put the dirt back on top and the grass lid.

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o Fuel- material that will burn
o Heat – enough heat to bring fuel to ignition
o Air – to provide oxygen to burning process

Instructions

Leave No Trace camp fire
Dig a square patch of grass from the ground. (Keeping the lid whole) Then dig and build your fire inside this hole. Once you have finished you put the flames and embers out and put the dirt back on top and the grass lid.
13/04/2016
Safety with Fire
• NEVER build a fire near tents or other flammable items.
• NEVER use flammable fluids to start a fire.
• NEVER leave fire unattended.
• Build a fire only as big as you need.
• Make sure to completely extinguish fire.
 Scatter ashes or embers out.
 Sprinkle with water. Stir with a stick. Repeat.
 Drench charred logs.
 Repeat until everything is cold
 Cover the Pit with Grass Patch
How to Build a Campfire
• Have a bucket of water, shovel and a fire extinguisher nearby and ready to put out a fire
• Clear area of all debris/avoid area with overhanging branches
• Gather wood and stack in separate piles away from fire area. Do not use green or freshly cut wood.
• Elements required for a fire to burn properly. When one of these three things are removed, the fire stops burning. Example – Water cools fuel below ignition point, dirt cuts off the oxygen supply.
o Fuel- material that will burn
o Heat – enough heat to bring fuel to ignition
o Air – to provide oxygen to burning process

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