"Fire is the main comfort of the camp."--Henry David Thoreau
Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, indoors or outside in this fun and definitive new field guide!
This little field guide makes the art of fire building easy, accessible, and fun! This go-to guide features: tips for finding, identifying, and gathering the best kindling; how to find, chop, stack, and haul wood; the best methods and safety practices for building indoor fires, outdoor fires, fire pits, and bonfires; how to put out any fire; how to properly stack wood; the secret of making the perfect s'more; how to get a spark without a match; plus delicious recipes to cook over your fire! Whether you are by the hearth or campfire, cozy up with How to Build a Fire.
J. Scott Donahue was a high school freshman in Mr. Hancock's English class when he first read Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR. A decade later, he traveled to Nepal and wrote his Master's thesis composed of essays on travel and conservation. He contributes to Sierra magazine and YellowstonePark.com and finds the source of wonder in climbing the high Sierra. He is also the author of 50 WAYS TO SAVE THE HONEY BEES.