Fire!

posted Jun 12, 2015, 9:50 AM by Paul Wagner
If you read this blog much, you'll know that we are not big fans of campfires in the backcountry.  While P is a real pro at building small cooking fires in campgrounds, he doesn't like the fact that it takes forever for one of these fires to burn itself out---and he'd rather go to sleep at night than stay up for hours making sure the fire is out.

And making sure the first is out is the first thing you need to consider when you build a fire.

That said, we loved this story about campfire shape in today's Yahoo news.  It concludes that the best shape for a campfire is a perfect isosceles triangle, where the base is the same length as the sides of the pyramid.  P already knew this--although it may also be because that's the easiest shape to build anyway.

Here's the full story, complete with diagrams and academic verification:



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