Tuesday, August 29, 2006



Campfires 101: These pictures represent lessons I have learned recently, and would like to pass on...not that I am an ameteur. I have gone tent camping for years, even considering myself an outdoors person. But on this occasion, I had brush to burn, and burn I did! Lesson #1-just because you have a large fire pit, you don't have to fill it. (I began to realize this while the fire was still kinda small.) Lesson #2-dry pine branches, especially with needles intact, burn very well/hot/quickly. This lesson swiftly followed the first one. Lesson #3-when a hot fire gets large, and there are live tree branches overhead, they may actually catch fire, too! Luckily, this did not actually materialize, but my mom's voice was echoeing in my head as I moved back and looked up, "You be careful now, you know you can catch live trees on fire, too." Lesson #4-try not to be home alone when you learn these valuable lessons! Needless to say, my campfires are much more modest and quaint from here on out-please forgive me Smokey Bear!

3 comments:

Phelan said...

HA! I remember learning that leasson as well.

trey said...

“Lesson #4-try not to be home alone when you learn these valuable lessons!” Lisa, that’s the only way I can light the giant fires we have had. I need to get all the worry worts out of the house so I can light it in peace.

lisa said...

Trey-I know where you're coming from, and I like a big blaze too...just be sure you have a phone with you to dial 911 when the worry worts aren't home!