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Building A Teepee Campfire

Chilly evenings camping call for cozy warm campfires. A teepee fire is the very best fire for quick lighting. It puts out a tremendous amount of heat, even with a relatively small fire, and is quite easy to maintain around your campsite.

Follow these steps:

1) Bunch up a ball of frayed bark, dried grasses and leaves and tiny twigs from a pine tree, evergreen, or other available tree along with your fire-starting materials if you have them.

2) Lay very small diameter twigs and sticks -- no bigger than your finger -- against one another and over the ball to form a teepee shape.

3) Leave a small opening through which you can place the match to ignite the fire. Continue adding more wood, gradually longer and thicker (up to the width of two fingers).

4) Maintain the shape of a teepee at all times.

5) Once the teepee is built to your satisfaction, carefully strike a match, shield it from the wind, and place it next to the waiting ball of kindling to ignite it.

The perfect fire every time!

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