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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #030 - wildfire
April 01, 2007
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Table of contents

- Editor's Notes
- Have you heard about RSS feed?
- Don't let your campfire become a wildfire
- Content has been updated

Editor's Notes

Hello ,

Hope everything is well with you and that you are ready for a new issue of the Wilderness Survivor.

I recently read a newspaper article about a wildfire that started at a campsite where boy scouts were working on a wilderness-survival badge. The boy scouts said they believed any fire had been extinguished. Very sad story.

But what can we do to prevent a campfire from escaping and becoming a destructive wildfire?

Enjoy your reading!

Have a safe and fun wilderness trip - Respect and protect the wilderness!

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Don't let your campfire become a wildfire

Did you know that more than four out of every five forest fires are started by people.

As a wilderness travel you donít want not start a wildfire. Not only because of the disastrous consequences a wildfire can have for the nature and nearby settlement but also because a wildfire could trap you.

Remember the campfire safety rules:

Build a fire only on bare rock, sand or mineral soil - clear all vegetation away from your fireplace.

Use stones to surround your campfire.

Keep your campfire small.

Keep water nearby for throwing on the fire if it gets out of control.

Never leave a campfire unattended

When putting out your campfire:

Drown the campfire with water.

Make sure all embers, coals, and sticks are wet.

3. Feel all materials with your bare hand. Everything including the stones surrounding the campfire should be cool to the touch.

When you think you are done add more water - take the time to completely put out your campfire.

If you don't have water at hand, or if it is scarce, then use dust and dirt to put out your campfire. Check your fireplace even more carefully before leaving.

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Share your experiences and survival tips. Submit them here!

Content has been updated

New more good content have been added or updated to the Wilderness Survival Skills website the last month. Check the Wilderness Survival Blog

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Written by Erik C. Falk

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