93 thoughts on “How to Build a Campfire

  • August 13, 2008 at 7:27 pm
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    lol third? o.O

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  • August 13, 2008 at 7:39 pm
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    7th comment!

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  • August 13, 2008 at 7:52 pm
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    hehe i think im 9th

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  • August 13, 2008 at 8:24 pm
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    pretty basic stuff. From what I heard the teepee and the log cabin are 2 different campfire stuctures. They didn't mention a lean-to fire. One other thing they forgot to mention: don't use sandstone rocks for your fire circle!(hint: they blow up)

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  • August 13, 2008 at 8:33 pm
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    you dont need to be a boy scout to know this stuff. iv been doin this stuff since i was 6 😀

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  • August 13, 2008 at 8:33 pm
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    its alwase fun to build camp fires 😀 relaxing

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  • August 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm
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    there are way more ways to start the fire( torch, sun, friction and flint)

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  • August 13, 2008 at 10:04 pm
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    they do ?
    now some poor soul is gonna find out the hard way

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  • August 13, 2008 at 10:44 pm
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    Yeah this is pretty basic.

    They should make more detailed, or more unknown things to "Howcast".

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  • August 14, 2008 at 3:34 am
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    This howcast is ok. But they neglect the more important problems that people who are not pyros do not know. 1) How to find appropriate wood/kindling/etc. – "Dry wood" is too basic 2) How to really know when to add or not to add any wood/kindling – Not covered and important and 3) How to achieve different kinds of campfires – What do you want? High flame, high heat, long burning, hot ashes?

    I think howcast is trying to give a recipe for something that is very complex.

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  • August 14, 2008 at 1:40 pm
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    +1 to cybergbadger.

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  • August 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm
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    this is one thing that everybody should now how to do. and make a point of learning it if they dont

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  • August 15, 2008 at 2:25 am
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    Light a tree on fire and watch the domino effect!

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  • August 15, 2008 at 6:21 am
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    probably said that for the pre-made sites.

    but still important.

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  • March 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm
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    Using fuel wood along side the start of the fire frustrates me, I prefer to use a single piece of fuel wood in the center or through the middle of the ti pi.

    Also the guide should mention to have sand or water handy in case any embers get somewhere they're not supposed to.

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  • August 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm
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    burnin' that there hedge?

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  • August 31, 2009 at 6:52 pm
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    I agree. It seems to have all the safe and proper instructions that a first timer would need to know.

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  • September 4, 2009 at 9:20 am
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    howcast is better and has better understanding than expertvillage

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  • September 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm
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    If your "campsite" has pre-made fire pits, you are not camping.

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  • December 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm
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    a galon of gasoline!!

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  • January 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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    Also use newspaper
    Burns like a marshmallow
    And is soft against the ass after a s**t

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  • January 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm
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    Hooray "Rövarkulan" here i come !!!!1

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  • May 24, 2010 at 3:55 am
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    wow 14 simple steps…. lol

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  • June 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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    "stones or rocks…." What's the fucking difference?

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  • June 2, 2010 at 4:29 am
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    @PivotSweden
    1. Sorry, no fire for you.
    2. yeah, there's NEVER wind in the forest.

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  • June 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm
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    @patriotfront well said sir!

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  • June 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm
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    I love my campfires. Have you ever made one on the ice or snow? They don't spread, but they burn nicely. A teepee is helpful…keeps your back warm as well!

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  • June 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm
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    @sk8doug1 LOLOL

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  • June 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm
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    @JuryDutySummons LOL

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  • June 21, 2010 at 12:34 am
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    this is good. i prefer using C-4

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  • June 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm
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    @sk8doug1 how the hell is gas a liquid, unless you mean gasoline

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  • August 17, 2010 at 1:51 am
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    If i have wood and a lighter everything else is pretty self explanitory -_-

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  • September 5, 2010 at 3:18 am
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    hmm…normal person fire= 14 steps ….pyro fire= 3 steps….1-gas 2-lighter 3-able to run like hell

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  • September 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm
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    @cyberbadger Ok smart guy. If you want a bigger idea of how to build a fire just get Howcast to make a on hour video or join the Scouts! Stop complaining about the fineprint!

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  • September 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm
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    14 steps….

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  • November 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm
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    @cyberbadger
    you don't need to know all that stuff just make it big and let ii BURNNNN!!!

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  • December 28, 2010 at 4:09 am
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    i so FREAKING AGREE I HATE PRE MADE FIRE PITS I HATE THE MEDAL ONES I LOVE ROCK FIRE PITS

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  • January 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm
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    da fuck is this?

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  • February 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm
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    lol, step 13, step 14, step 255, step 304 wtf

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  • February 23, 2011 at 8:57 am
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    Ya cuz people will watch this in the woods

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  • February 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm
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    thanks! 😀 I will try this in my local park :3

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  • March 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm
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    Simpler version: Step 1, pile some wooden shit up, Step 2, light it on FIREEE!!

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  • May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm
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    @cyberbadger why don't you make a video ?
    I bet it would be great and helpful

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  • May 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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    @Dreameatertv lool I guess your right

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  • May 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm
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    let me see if i got that u need rocks wood n a shovel u dig a pit n surround it with wood than you throw rock in the middle n lit it. mmm dont sound right but if you say so.

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  • June 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm
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    i m using a flamethrower

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  • June 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm
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    Hi

    For a good chuckle

    Read the right up listen to and have a look at (search YOUTUBE) for

    remushowl
    or
    strangest people camping Wales

    Cheers

    Richard (mad axeman)

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  • July 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm
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    @patriotfront Yes, clearly the distinction is whether or not you put rocks in a circle….

    You're amazing!

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  • August 23, 2011 at 10:24 am
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    must the wood be firewood?

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  • August 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm
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    wait i went scout camping and made the fire stay lighted when the rain was comming down heavy

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  • September 10, 2011 at 11:24 am
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    @celtic4everscot nice. how did you do that?

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  • September 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm
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    @synal lots of wood we tryed to dry it out alot aswell

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  • September 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm
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    good job 🙂

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  • October 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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    it about time i learn :^P

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  • November 4, 2011 at 11:54 am
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    Easier 2 step guide here

    1 Pour gasoline over logs
    2 light em up.

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  • March 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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    Man, I love youtube! I don't ever google search "how to's" there are always good people making good vids.

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  • March 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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    so basically get some shit that burns and set it on fire, easy enough!

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  • March 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm
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    Get the semtex out and if that fails a cruise missile

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  • March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm
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    What if it,s raining or you,re camping in a propane tank storage erea

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  • April 15, 2012 at 11:15 am
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    0:47 yeah, keep your wood contained, guys

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  • May 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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    step 1: pile sticks up step 2: get FPS russia to light for you with his flamthrower

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  • May 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm
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    The video is very well done. I usually use the same technique except my fuel wood is about an inch in diameter.

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  • May 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm
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    i use underwear to keep my wood contained 😉

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  • June 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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    Or stay at home

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  • June 29, 2012 at 6:24 am
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    I just throw down wood of all kinds and light. Works just as well.

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  • July 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm
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    Obama = "You didn't build that!"

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  • July 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm
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    Thanks Guys thats brilliant!! 😀

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  • August 11, 2012 at 3:05 am
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    2:58 did you know i dont give a fuck!

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  • October 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm
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    YOU DONT SAY?

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  • November 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm
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    Good luck with that.

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  • November 28, 2012 at 8:12 am
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    yawn

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  • May 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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    burn the tent…

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  • May 9, 2013 at 1:42 am
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    How to make a campfire:
    1.) spread gasoline around you
    2.) light with a match or lighter
    Did you know that dogs can taste water?

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  • June 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm
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    How to make a campfire

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  • June 27, 2013 at 4:33 pm
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    I can't light up the campfire… I need a Fire Keeper! D:

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  • March 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm
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    This was much needed before last year's camping trip as the boys nearly killed our fire due to too much kindling. W'll be better prepared next time now 🙂

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  • March 27, 2014 at 4:15 am
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    i found a easier  way to start a camp fire   and it only takes 10 min with little work buy 2 or 3 of those fire place logs and a  a few bundles of those logs you find at gas stations. light the 2 or 3 fire place logs make sure they stay lite ( about 10 minuets ) then start  to add the other wood 

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  • March 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm
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    Never Use Gas to light a fire. If you must use lighter fluid it is stable and won't explode. 

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  • June 21, 2014 at 5:04 am
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    Would of been easier to just make a normal log cabin fire.. does the same thing. (howcast is a bit obsessed with teepees lol) Also the upside down fire / self feeding fire is a better option for long lasting fire and no shitting around putting more wood on it. Or just make a couple swedish fire torches lol

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  • August 17, 2014 at 1:01 am
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    going camping tomorrow for the first time in 14 years. i hope i remember this!

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  • December 20, 2014 at 1:23 am
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    here's a video idea how to survive if you burn yourself

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  • May 11, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    Why wouldn't it b allowed?🤔

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  • June 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    yeeesss… well, I think I'll stay home! 😀

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  • October 27, 2016 at 1:04 am
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    You don't need to light it in 7 different places

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  • November 28, 2016 at 11:08 am
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    Great to see that… I made it too. Using woodprix handbooks 🙂

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  • December 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm
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    0:20 A bush only a few feet away and the wind is howling like a banshee. If the wind changes direction only 90 degrees, an out of control fire could easily happen. Then only 10 seconds later at 0:30 they say to be at least 10 feet away from any brush. Anyone who has experience with fire will tell you 10 feet is NOT enough on a very windy day. Even with small fires in your back yard, the minimum is usually 15 feet and that's with a fire pit or chiminea that's already enclosed. Nice video asshats.

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  • June 12, 2017 at 7:21 am
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    I am sure the best plans is on WoodPrix website

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  • September 16, 2017 at 1:20 am
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    2017¿?

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  • January 5, 2018 at 5:53 am
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  • July 7, 2018 at 2:06 am
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    Use newspaper as Tinder

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  • August 23, 2018 at 5:28 am
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  • February 15, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    2019

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