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!SHARE