Fire Platform at Tirrell Pond

WinterCampers posted an entry about  Esquire Magazine’s Essential Skills for Men focusing on their tips for building a fire.  Our point was that they missed the importance of a proper platform for the fire.  Whether you are trying to promote Leave No Trace techniques and establishing a protection layer between the fire and the ground or shielding the fire from dampness or trying to keep it up out of the snow and direct it’s heat; a platform is all important.  The picture below depicts a good platform.  It is built in the existing fire pit at the Tirrell Pond lean-to.  It has a solid base of logs; getting it up out of the snow and a couple of reflective walls to channel the heat back to the fire and towards the lean-to.

No wonder these Winter Campers are so happy, anticipating the pleasant evening to come!


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