Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fire starter

Last weekend we were out visiting friends at their cabin in the wilds of Central PA. The fire circle is used for most meals. Breakfast of course is an important meal. Getting the fire ready using the embers from the night before is a challenge. One we can usually meet successfully.

Weikert: fire starter

Starting the fire from embers requires the right amount of good kindling and patience. The first layer of dried leaves and then small twigs was built upon with progressively larger twigs in the form of a teepee.

Weikert: almost reaching ignition

A few minutes after the first layer went down, whiffs of smoke began rising and I knew it was only a matter of time before we had a good fire.

Weikert: good blaze

Now that is roaring! We'll let it settle a bit, spread it out and put some heavier logs on to cook with.

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