For most people, camping out brings to mind sitting around a campfire, cooking, sharing stories, or laughing together. A campfire can be the cozy hearth that friends and family gather around at the end of a busy day enjoying nature. If you’re like many people who enjoy camping, you might not think much of grabbing […]
A Swedish torch (also known as a Swedish candle, Swedish fire log, or Schwedenfackel) is a very practical alternative to a traditional campfire. With a little prep work, they are easy, efficient, and require little resources and little tending. They are particularly nice if you are winter camping, have wet ground, or a limited supply […]
Wildfires can occur for a variety of reasons, but most are caused by human actions, whether directly (ie unattended campfires, fireworks) or indirectly (transformer sparks, powerline arcing, etc). The National Park Service estimates that only about 10% of wildfires are started by natural causes such as lightning. Regardless of how they are started, they are […]
Nothing could replace the smell and sound of a real campfire, but a portable propane fire can be a useful alternative at campgrounds where burn bans are in effect. Camco—a popular RV products manufacturer—makes a Little Red and Big Red Campfire that you can use almost anywhere. They’re easy to set up and don’t produce […]
Why burning trash in campfires is a bad idea on many different levels, including the wildfire risk and toxins released into air, land and water.