The fire

Talk about the stake, to avoid a situation when there is a guitar and a good performer, my heart is warm, and the meat is raw and feet wet. We will not consider extreme ways of bonfire of the exotic improvised in non-standard conditions, let’s look at a common fire, which quickly warms food quickly to cook.

So, are You deliberately going fishing overnight, of course, that you have to ignite the fire that is the fact inevitable, therefore, consider two options: cheap and perfect.


You go by car, and hence unable to prepare thoroughly, especially that trunk space good fire on a 3-4 day hike does not take much, is acceptable, and nature will not suffer. So, put in the trunk:

  • brazier collapsible (the price from 200 to 400 UAH. And it will last for 3-5 years, the service life is proportional to the price);
  • the fuel briquettes (from 35 UAH. Per pack of 6 PCs.);
  • means for ignition (the price of 10 UAH. 200 ml.);
  • the ax (is for everyone – it’s free).

Arriving to the location, find the place to install the grill. It is important to remember that the grill does not relieve You from compliance with fire safety regulations.

Before you put the grill down here. It is important that the land had been freed from grass, dry twigs, needles, cones, etc. Then look up to avoid branches on the level below three meters. Of course, around the grill, too, should be free space of at least two meters, so that you had freedom of movement and completely eliminates the risk of tripping.

Make a campfire. At the bottom of the grill and put a few dry paper and dry thin branches. Now the briquettes. Fuel briquettes with proper ignition has a fantastic heat output, so there is no need to ignite the whole pack at once. If you are cooking pork or beef are the two briquettes.

Divide the briquettes into three parts, placed on the prepared paper and sticks in a single layer. Now the means for ignition – they need to soak the briquettes. There is a feature – nanocause briquette tends to swell, this argument is not worth it. Pour briquettes a means for ignition, waiting 2-3 minutes and set on fire.

When the fire subsides, You enjoy the heat without smoke and smell, which can be prepared. On all about all no more than 15 minutes. The main thing to remember is that the fuel briquettes, very high heat so the prepared dish, it is often necessary to turn.

Estimated consumption of fuel briquettes:

  • 1/3 of the briquette is 1.5 liters. Boiling water, BBQ vegetables.
  • 1 briquette – steamed vegetables, pasta, 3-4 liter of Boiling water.
  • 1-1,5 briquette – fish, chicken, steak podczerwieni.
  • 1.5-2 briquette – steaks, pork and veal.
  • 3-5 pellets – ear, soup, porridge, rice.
Now consider the more difficult option.

So, at the end of the day the wife calls you and announces that you have arrived mother-in-law, you in turn say that You have a sudden business trip. Call godfather, which here already half a year is calling on fishing, and agree to meet in half an hour by commuter train station to catch the last train, bus or whatever else goes to the nearest river, pond, lake, etc.

Come to the place of deep broad chest breathe the air of freedom, laid out the meager gear that Kum hastily grabbed from home, remove the bottle of vodka, and then discover that meals You only have a can of corned beef, a kilogram of pearl barley and a small liter an aluminum bowl. Kum rods already abandoned the ground already, even, fun said bell. In General, the fish will – need a fire. And accessories for fire You only have lighter – what to do?

We find a suitable hole in the ground, mindful of the fire safety of the previous “bourgeois” way. Find some bricks, rocks or something not fuel from which it is possible to build a small elevation on future coal. Continue to look for material for kindling and firewood. Material for ignition usually are the Newspapers of pre-election campaign, but if the elections are long gone and the next not soon, then dry grass and leaves are the most suitable time – the drier the better.

Next, look for small dry twigs (slightly thicker than matches), then find branches thick as a finger, and, in the end, the wood no thicker than your hand. When gathering firewood, remember that oak, buckthorn and acacia, even dry, the worst flare up, so the preference for pine, Linden, alder and fruit species. Absolutely not suitable for a fire poplar, Klenk, elderberry, aspen – lots of smoke, the heat is not, and never will, no matter how you try.

The firewood is collected – arrange the fire. Stones or bricks we need in order that they could put a pot of water or put improvised from branches skewers with fish, mushrooms, bacon, and any other sweets you want to eat vodka. Yeah, speaking of vodka, don’t forget to put in water to keep her comfortable, cool temperature. For this you need vodka to put in the package, and the package pin to the pre-driven to the shore of the peg. It would be cool if vodka will blow over, and a warm drink is not very nice.

So at the bottom of the recess stacked dry leaves and grass. Ignite. It might need a little fuel to the fire – do not hesitate You will not be convicted of indecent posture over the fire. It will be worse if the fire will not work, especially the godfather first line already got. On the burning leaves and grass add thin branches and help them to flare up, increasing fire increase the thickness of the branches added to the fire.

When the fire has You knee-deep lay the main wood. Due to the fact that the wood goes into the fire a sufficiently high temperature you within 5-10 minutes to give a stable fire where you can dry wet shoes and socks after taking a 5-pound carp. While the fire burns and the godfather catches fish it’s time to take care of a warm bed. That night was warm You need a log with a diameter more than 20 inches, the drier the better.

When all the food is ready and the coals are not yet cooled, add in more coals dry thin branches that kindled the fire hotter I hope. In the resulting fire put a thick edge of the timber. Burn it will not, and smolder and to give off heat it will be at least pododvigat burning log in the fireplace and warmth to one and a half metres around the fire is provided to You. If the night is cold and the log, in Your opinion, are too long may put on the bonfire the middle of the beam, when the heat will “eat” log and it will split into two parts, place both logs in the fire pit ends parallel to each other, heat will be twice more.

A pleasant evening around the campfire, tasty marching porridge and, of course, nor tail, nor scales!

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