The Backyard Fire Pit. Quickly becoming a Backyard Institution. S’mores Always at the Ready.
However, Many of Our Past Fire Pit Attempts Yielded Plenty of Smoke…But No Flames.
Until I Discovered the No-Fail Classic Camp Fire Structure…THE BOX!
Here’s the Simple Step-By-Step to a Perfect Fire Pit Camp Fire Every Time.
THE BOX CAMP FIRE!
First: Gather Your Components
- Balled Newspaper.
- Tinder – small, dry twigs, pine needles, or dry leaves.
- Kindling – medium-sized twigs – thick and thin.
- Logs – split hard woods, cedar, elm, pine.
- Lighter. Amazon LINK.
One Example of a Fire Pit – This one is a circular construction of large lava rocks. 4’x 4′ and about 5″ deep.
The FIre Pit is encircled with bricks for walking and cinder blocks for seating.
HERE’S THE STEP-BY-STEP BOX CAMP FIRE!
Step 1: LINE UP THE COMPONENTS FOR EASY ACCESS.
1. Balled Newspaper.
3. Kindling – Thin and Thick Twigs.
Kindling – Thin Twigs.
Kindling – Thick Twigs.
4. Logs – the Base of the Box Fire.
Step 2: BUILD THE BOX
Create a Box-Shape with the Logs in the Center of the Fire Pit.
Add the Balled Newspaper to the Center of the Box.
Set the Tinder on Top of the Newspaper.
Add the Thin Kindling to Create a “Pyramid” over the Newspaper and Tinder.
Add the Thick Kindling creating a Box over the Thin Kindling, Tinder, and Newspaper.
Continue lining up the Kindling to Cover the Top of the Box. Leave Space for Proper Air Flow.
STEP 3: LIGHT THE FIRE.
At the Base of the BOX, light the Newspaper.
Light in a Few Spots.
Step Back and WATCH THE MAGIC!
The FIRE TRIANGLE: OXYGEN…..FUEL…HEAT!
STEP 4: SAFETY FIRST.
TO PUT THE FIRE OUT…SPRAY WITH WATER.
THEN COVER WITH DIRT TO PREVENT WIND FROM BLOWING LOOSE EMBERS AROUND.
Some S’mores would be Perfect! 🙂
Enjoy! Doodle T and Me!