Camping sounds incomplete without the proper food, and we aren’t talking about the conventional delicacies carried along from home, but the ones that are cooked on the spot and infused with flavors of joy, adventure, and togetherness.
If you want to build a campfire that is good for cooking then you need to use one of the methods outline below. This will give you a good hot fire with coals that will help you make a great meal.
Three essential methods can be used to create the campfire for cooking and they are:
· Log cabin method: A rather disciplined way to set up the fire, in this, the logs are placed parallel to one another in alternative segments and definite spaces between each log. The structure of the logs should look similar to a cabin! Once the wood is rightly placed, add some dry leaves or twigs on top of it to kindle the fire and depending upon the flame that you would need for cooking, add more number of logs.
· The hanging method: If you do not have strong support to put up your logs and in and support the weight of your utensils, you can simply gather some sand and dig a pit and then, lay the wood on the ground along with the kindling. Then, if you are carrying a vertical stand with you, make arrangements with some strong natural rope to hang it over the flame. This method can be useful if you do not want your meal to be cooked thoroughly in a uniform flame.
· Teepee method: The arrangement of wood in this similar to that of a bonfire, only less extensive. Have a base of logs placed in the fire-pit at first and then lean the kindling elements against one another in the center. Once the firewood is lightened, you can keep adding more pieces of wood according to your requirements.
Here, you do not have access to a stove and other essentials that are available at our kitchens to make the process of cooking convenient; rather, you only have supply to a few pairs of logs and foil to conduct the procedure faster. In the section below, we will be providing with a few guidelines on how to build a campfire for cooking.
Congregate the basics
The basic constituents that are inevitable when it comes to setting up a great campfire are dry materials that will keep the fire alive for a prolonged period and can include anything from worn-out leaves and sticks; basically, everything that has been ridden of moisture.
If you are looking for something to last only a few hours, then the newspapers, leaves, and grasses would work fine, but to let the ignition be for the rest of the night, you would need comparatively larger pieces of wood. You can carry a portable stove with you, but with these aforementioned, the food is rendered with a smoky smell and taste that sums up your whole camping experience.
Things to be remembered
· Look for an appropriate location- It would rather be wise to choose a previously dug pit if you have any at the campsite; if you don’t choose a relatively dry area so that the fire is developed faster and stays for a longer time. Furthermore, if you are unable to provide enough support to your cooking surface with rocks, then make sure that the ground the firewood will be exposed to is mineral soil.
· The direction of the wind: If you can build protection for your campfire with the available paper boxes or sheets, then it will be the most ideal, but if you cannot, judiciously check the direction and speed of the wind. If you find the blows to be frequent, choose a spot that is lesser crowded by trees, but if there is a chance for the wind to grow violent, it would be wise to drop the plan altogether as this ignition might pose some danger in way of the cook or lead to a forest fire.