The outdoor fun that we have while camping builds great memories and bonds. Your campfire is a primary source of warmth at night and a convenient way to cook food. Building your campfire to make meals will take careful consideration and placement to ensure the meals you make are cooked evenly and give you the nutrition you need.
Use a Mixture of Fire-Starter Materials
Numerous materials start fires and keep them going. When setting up a campfire for a meal, you should prepare your tinder, kindling, and firewood so the fire will catch quickly and be easier to keep alive. The tinder should sit at the base of the kindling and firewood formation so the fire begins and spreads easily.
The kindling will be the fastest to burn, so you’ll need to mix it in areas of the firewood where it will catch and spread the flame around the wood. If you need natural materials to start a fire, dry grass for tinder and dead branches work well.
If There Isn’t a Ring for a Firepit, Make One
Having a ring for your firepit is useful for keeping a controlled fire and ensuring you have the correct spacing for making a spit for the campfire. Most campfire pits have rocks or bricks surrounding the space and gravel inside the pit.
These materials will usually be available, but if they’re not, damp soil around the fire should prevent the flames from escaping. When you cook your food, you should have a contained fire to ensure that the flames remain in a focused area and that the food cooks evenly and thoroughly.
Organize the Kindling for the Type of Food
There are numerous foods you may cook over a campfire. You could have a delicious campfire snack such as jerky or a pot of soup made with vegetables and cooked beef. When building your campfire for a meal, you should have the proper setup for the food you cook.
If you plan on making food that sits over the fire, such as kabobs, it’s best to have a spit; you’ll need a keyhole campfire to sit and cook simultaneously. For a campfire to cook something such as a pot of stew, a criss-cross campfire works best, as long as you have a campfire grill to place it on.
Campfires come in numerous sizes and structures, but the best campfires for cooking come in specific designs. These tips will help you create the best fire to make some delicious outdoor sustenance.