Be Careful With Fire

If you want to have a campfire, make sure it is allowed and safe to build a fire in the area you are visiting.

Other ways to have a safe campfire:

Help prevent forest fires by keeping your fire small.

Only use an existing fire ring to help prevent the ground from heat. A small fire also makes it easier to burn all wood to ash. When you are done, douse your fire with 3-4 gallons of water and make sure it is completely out and cold.

Use a camp stove for cooking.

Stoves are easier to cook on and create less impact than a fire.

Firewood should be either bought locally or gathered on site if allowed.

Firewood brought from home or other destinations can carry tree-killing insects, such as the spotted lantern fly. Before gathering any firewood, check local regulations.

 

©Leave No Trace: www.LNT.org.

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