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Building a good campfire is one of those things that can seem easy until you actually go to do it. Moo-Cow happens to be a campfire expert, so on the first night of camping he gave us all a lesson that we'll share with you. Before we started Moo-Cow made us all promise that we would always be safe and responsible with our campfires and never build one without permission or supervision from an adult. We promised, and we need you to as well. Okay, good. Now you can check out Moo-Cow's tutorial "Campfires the Cow Way."

 

1. Before you build a fire you'll need to gather a good supply of dry tinder, kindling and logs.

Tinder is anything dry that will ignite easily and hold a flame. The best tinder is dry grass, leaves and tiny twigs. It's best to get a little of all of them.

Kindling is usually made up of very dry sticks that are the thin enough to catch quickly but thick enough to burn for a while.

Logs are dry sections of tree trunks or very thick branches that can burn for a long time.

Only build your fire in a "fire pit" that is enclosed with rock or a metal ring and never build it near dry brush!

 

Fire Pit

 

 

2. Start building your fire by laying down the driest most flammable tinder (dry grass and leaves) in a small, loose mound in the middle of the pit. Then take your smallest twigs and surround this mound with them in a "teepee" style. Leave an opening in the sticks to light the tinder.

 

Tinder

 

 

 

3. Light the bottom layer of the tinder.

 

Lighting tinder

 

 

 

4. If your flame is not catching well, blow gently on the tinder to help it spread.

 

Beginning flame.

 

 

 

5. When the flame really catches lay your smaller pieces of kindling over the burning tinder in the same "teepee" style.

Add kindling

 

 

 

6. Then, when the small kindling is going good, add your thicker pieces of kindling.

 

Bigger sticks

 

 

 

7. When the kindling is really burning hot, it's time to add your main fuel. You can use logs if you have them, or you can use very thick branches if that's all you can get (you'll just have to feed the fire more).

 

Add logs

 

 

 

8. There you have your perfect campfire! Now it's time to bust out your marshmallows and your roasting stick and enjoy and evening around the fire.

 

Enjoy your campfire

 

 

Remember ALWAYS put your fire out (with water or sand) when you're done with it and never leave it unattended. Careless treatment of campfires is one of the leading causes of forest fires, so be smart and safe!

 

If you don't have a spot to make a campfire, but still want that camping atmosphere, head on over to our MCFC virtual campfire!

 

 

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NEWS FLASH!!!

I have some good/bad news, you dicide.
my dad Is in China AGAIN!!! ( he wen't to China a month ago, I did to!) luckily, he is probobly on the plane as I'm typing but, mabye he's home now, it depends when you read this.

go moo-cow! go Ramses! go F.W.! go Keby! go Kiweenie!
go willy t.! go Rhetorical! go! go! go! goooooooo!

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It's good and bad

I think it's bad for him because he has to take that really long plane ride! But it's good for you because he'll probably bring you back a cool present. :) 

By the way, I hope he has been practicing my Chinese language lesson. You should probably quiz him when he gets back and report back to me on his progress.  

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