How To Build a Roaring Campfire

campfireCamping is a favorite pass time for a lot of people during the summer months. While camping, a lot of people like to have a campfire as the sun starts to go down or first thing in the morning. Campfires can be used for roasting marsh mellows or hot dogs. It can also be used to keep warm from the cool mountain chill when the sun goes down.

Starting a campfire can sometimes be tricky. Here are some tips and tricks to start your campfire and keep it going. First of all make sure you use rocks as barrier if you plan on starting your fire directly on the ground. This will prevent the fire from spreading. Now you will need to gather sticks and logs. The drier they are the better your fire will burn. When you start the fire it is best to use smaller sticks and wood to start out. If you start out with bigger logs it will be hard to start. You will also need dry leaves or paper of some kind. This can be newspaper, paper towels, ect. Crinkle up the paper and lay it in the circle barrier you made. Now place the leaves on top of the paper. Now you will want to put the smaller sticks on top of that. If you place the sticks in a teepee shape, it will be easier for the fire to breath. Now you can light the paper on fire with a lighter or matches. Once the sticks are burning good, you can gradually add larger pieces of wood to the fire. Now your campfire should be roaring in no time!

Now a little safety. Remember, if the wind is blowing it may not be a good idea to start a campfire as it can quickly turn into a forest fire. Even if you have a rock barrier around it, the wind can carry hot ashes to dry areas of the forest. Also remember to put your campfire out with water or dirt when you are finished.
Now that you know how to start your campfire you are ready to go enjoy a peaceful camping trip and roast some marsh mellows and hot dogs!


Romantic songs around the campfire

romanticA campfire is an enjoyable and fun group outing. It is a part of picnics, treks, barbeques and many such other events. What makes it so much fun is the companionship of your friends and loved ones.

If you are going for a campfire with your girlfriend in tow, how do you make sure that she notices you? How do you impress her?

What should you do?
First of all, campfires are associated with singing. If you are a good singer, half of your trouble is sorted right there. But if singing is really not your thing, other activities you could explore are telling ghost stories or trying your hand at comedy.

What kind of song/ story/ routine should you pick?
You need to pick a song that your girlfriend will feel special to hear, but not one that will make everyone else feel bored. It is best to pick a song that is popular and known by everyone, so that people can join in later. A popular romantic song is your best bet. Look right into her eyes when you start the song, and she will be extremely flattered with the attention. Have a guitar with you and sing your romantic song to the girl you love under the moonlight. A romantic song around the campfire could become a great gift for her, especially if you combine it with a small present (get gift ideas from here), something like earrings will be perfect!

If you plan on narrating a ghost story, make sure it is after the initial activities like singing, when everyone is sitting around and things have become a little quieter. Pick a story that you can deliver well, and make sure it is not too long. Sit next to your girlfriend, and you will have her woven in your storytelling abilities in no time.

If you want to try a comedy routine, do it in the beginning, right before the ghost stories and conversations pick up. Make sure you don’t include jokes that offend anyone in the group. You could try mimicry or stand-up, whatever you can deliver better. Just be confident, and watch your girlfriend get impressed as you make everyone laugh with your wit.

At the end you can check out this list of ten campfire songs although they may not be so romantic 😀 :