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Fire Club Safety

  • 1. Check it out:
  • If you choose to have your fire club somewhere other than your back garden, make sure fires are allowed
  • You’ll need an open space and at least 3 metres away from hedges, trees or buildings.
  • To avoid burning grass, remove large sections of turf and put to one side until you have an area of about 1 metre square. If the soil is really damp, make a bed of rocks or bricks on which to build your fire. If possible, build a ring of stones to help prevent your fire from spreading.
  • Make sure you place the fire down-wind of anything potentially flammable
  1. Building your fire
  • You will need to use a firelighter such as Flamers, kindling and dry logs - make sure you have enough for the evening. Our kiln dried logs are ideal for campfires as they produce less smoke, don’t spit and your fire will reach a much higher temperature, making it perfect for cooking.
  • Take 8 pieces of kiln-dried kindling and stack neatly in a criss-cross similar to a game of Jenga. Place a single Flamer into the middle of your kindling stacl. At an angle lie 2-3 smaller logs across the kindling so that it looks like a tipi
  • Light the Flamer and let it burn for about 5 minutes to ensure everything is burning well.
  • Add two or three more smaller logs, leaving these to burn for another 10 – 15 minutes. If you build a good base of heat to the fire, it will be easier to keep it going
  • Now add 3-4 more logs and make sure when you add them to the fire, place them vertically, leaving lots of space between each log to allow the air to circulate.
  • Once your logs begin to turn white, you’re ready to being cooking.
  1. Clearing the fire
  • Always make sure you leave your site how you found it.
  • Make sure the fire is completely extinguished - if in doubt, cover it with water.
  • Remove any charcoaled logs and debris, disposing of them safely. Rake through any remaining ash, then replace the turf that you removed.
  • Press into place with your feet
  1. Stay safe
  • Make sure you have access to a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water
  • Always make sure your fire is just large enough to meet your needs; the smaller the fire, the safer it is. And once lit, your campfire should never be left unattended.
  • Never have a campfire during long periods of drought when grass and hedges are brown and tinder dry.

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