One of the most basic knowledge and required that an adventurer (the) you need to have is to get light and keep lit a fire. The fire, in addition to providing warmth and luminosity to the camp also serves as a natural repellent for animals and insects that are always found in Woods and forests.

In most campsites, there are places reserved to make fire. In other places it is necessary to ask permission from the owner.

Although starting a fire appears to be a simple task, it requires certain care in time to prepare it.

The first step is to find a good place to allocate your campfire. This place should be wide open, free of weeds and dry twigs, away from the tents and trees. Then you must look for firewood (dry wood) to serve as fuel for the fire. The best firewood are the dead branches from the ground. Even if it is damp, will burn better than green wood. Collect dry wood requires a certain caution because poisonous animals (spider, snake, etc.) usually make nests on trunks and branches of trees or in places with very dry Woods accumulated, so always use a stick to stir the branches and leaves that is taking to make sure that there is no threat to your health before putting the hand. The hard wood Burns well, very hot and beautiful babes give that run red for a long time. Soft wood Burns very fast and produces fire. After collecting enough wood to keep the fire burning around the desired period can then begin to assemble the fire.

Clean all the space reserved for the fire, removing anything that could serve as fuel for the fire spread and get out of your control;

Form a circle with large stones around the site where the fire will be lit. This prevents the embers and fire from spreading in case something falls down hard upon the fire;

Arrange the wood so that the air can pass through them, because without oxygen the fire “dies”. Be interested to know the types of fire you can find many information on the internet!

Prepare a bait with materials that burn fast and easy as grass and dry folharada, pine cones, little ones dry twigs and bird’s nest (which is ABANDONED!).

Okay, now just set fire on bait and let the fire pass for firewood. Then, you must go putting more fuel as they are ending.

Attention: never light fire if there are high winds or if the vegetation is very dry.

Tip: A lot of smoke? The smoke is the result of incomplete combustion. The fire needs a lot of oxygen to burn well, for this reason you don’t want to pile up a lot of firewood at once. The smoke has an advantage, stay away from flies, mosquitoes and other insects.

Remember, do it all and take all precautions to prevent your campfire into a gigantic forest fire!

* Bait is the name given to the material that will be used to start a fire. Is the “fuse” a campfire.