December 10, 2014

How to Build a Fire

 

Building a fire in the Ablaze fire pit is NO DIFFERENT than building a normal campfire. You want to use wood that is NOT wet or dry. Hardwoods are preferable, but soft woods such as pine work great as well. Look around your property for dead twigs and branches to use to start the fire. This helps keep the forest floor tidy, and makes AWESOME kindling to get Ablaze going strong. In the video, newspaper is used as the intial fire starter. However, birch bark is much preferable and cardboard works as well. Using a fire starter block doesnt hurt but is not necessary.

Remember to have matches, fire starter, kindling and heavier wood ready before you light the fire so that you are not scrambling to keep it alive while the fire is still small.

 

You will notice as the fire gets hotter that the smokeless re-burner will begin to kick in. Watch as the wind pushes the flames against the side of the fire pit, you will see a curling action happening in the flames. Depending on how hot the fire is, you may actually see FIRE coming out of the holes along the inner rim. Once the fire is at this stage, use heavier spilt wood to add to the fire as small kindling is no longer important. Getting the fire going only takes a couple minutes, and then Ablaze does the rest!