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Camping firepit

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Camping firepit

Hey, I have camped before but never tried campfires. I am going to do it next time I go to Algonquin and have some questions.
1. What is the best way to put out fire? Just throw water?
2. Should I clean the left over coal? If yes, what is the procedure? Throw in garbage or just scatter around campsite?
Last edited by whyami on Jul 4th, 2020 9:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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whyami wrote: Hey, I have camped before but never tried campfires. I am going to do it next time I go to Algonquin and have some questions.
1. What is the best way to put out fire? Just throw water?
2. Should I clean the left over coal? If yes, what is the procedure? Through in garbage or just scatter around campsite?
#1. You can let it burn and die, water or sand. Never ever leave your fire unattended. Ever.
#2. Leave it. Dont burn any garbage in your campfire, especially plastic.
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Despite putting water and/or sand on the fire, there will likely be some hot coals left over. Do not try to move them. Just leave them in the firepit. Placing them anywhere else could start an uncontrolled fire.
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Chances are the campsite will already have a firepit marked out. Follow the above advice and you'll be fine. It's not that difficult. We always let it burn out but that's after it has died down to just hot coals.
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The phrasing our here is "Soak, stir, soak".

Like other have said, you need to get the hot embers too.

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