Do you know what the main reason for wildland fires in the United States is? To your surprise, according to the Forest Service, we humans are the leading cause of wildlife fires. One of the culprits is the incomplete campfires that aren’t out. Your unsupervised burning logs aren’t safe that leads to further damage. So next time, if you go for a campfire, water your logs, until the coals cool down. The National fire- prevention program manager provides some tips to keep your campfires safe.
Build Your CampFire Safely
Wherever you are going for a campfire, make sure that campaigning is allowed in that area. Another essential factor to take notice is a day; there are some particular days when camps are not permitted in certain areas. You can contact the local forest service to guide you about the campgrounds. It is essential to follow the rules of the campsites because if a fire is a ban in a particular area, it means that air temperature, wind speed posses a danger of wildlife. So whenever you go for campaigning, and you see a ban, please obey! It is for your safety.
Another thing to take notice is, build your campfire in the designated fire fit but do not create one on your own. The next thing you must check is the area. Is it safe? Keep your ears and eyes open to start a fire. I hope you see if there is no tree overhanging. You must clear the ground and check if no dry grass or any tree is falling on the ground.
Go Fully Equipped: Find A Right Way To Put Down Your Campfire
If you are going to campaigning, you must carry all the equipment with you. Find such an area where there is a water source nearby you. Keep storage bags in your car; this will help you further in the campground. There are many small things that you can forget during your packing; one such thing is a bucket. It can be a Rubbermaid sturdy bucket that can help you in a process.
Extinguish With Water
If you are done with your eatables and whiskey around the campfire, cool down the fire and then go into your sleeping bags. Wait until the last log cools down. If you cannot wait until the previous wood cools down, then pour water onto the flames, the wood will cool down. The best way is to let the fire cool down on its own because otherwise, it will require a lot of water. If you are pouring water, then pour it slowly, and if the water is not available, then put sand or dirt on the fire.
Survey The Scene
If you have time, then stay back! The reason is to be safe. If you stay back, you will be able to see the wind picks up the logs or what another thing that took place. Once everything is over, you can go calmly into your tents and sleep tight. It is a safe way to carry out your campaigning.