There's something about gathering around a fire that makes us feel connected to nature and each other. Whether you're roasting marshmallows, sharing stories, or just enjoying the warmth, a fire can make any outdoor gathering more enjoyable. But starting a fire can be a daunting task, especially if you're using a Solo Stove Bonfire. However, with the right techniques, starting a fire in a Solo Stove Bonfire can be easy and enjoyable. In this blog, we'll go over the steps to start a fire in a Solo Stove Bonfire.
The first step to starting a fire in a Solo Stove Bonfire is to lay the foundation. This means creating a base of small, dry twigs or kindling that will catch fire easily. You can use a firestarter, such as a newspaper or a firestarter cube, to help get the kindling burning.
To start, gather small twigs, branches, or dry leaves and place them in the center of your Bonfire pit. Next, take a handful of kindling and place it on top of the twigs, making sure that the kindling is stacked in a criss-cross pattern. This will allow for air flow, which is necessary for a fire to start.
Next, add your firestarter to the center of the kindling. You can use a firestarter cube or a few pieces of crumpled newspaper to get the fire going. Make sure to place the firestarter in the center of the kindling, as this will allow it to catch fire more easily.
Once your kindling and firestarter are in place, it's time to light the fire. You can use a lighter or a match to light the firestarter. Make sure to light the firestarter in several places to ensure that the kindling catches fire.
As the kindling catches fire, you'll want to start building a house around the fire. This means adding larger sticks or logs to the fire, creating a teepee-like structure. Make sure to leave enough space between the logs to allow for air flow.
As the logs catch fire, you can continue to add larger logs to the fire. Make sure to add the logs gradually, as adding too much at once can smother the fire.
Once the fire is burning well, you can add firewood to the fire to keep it going. Make sure to use dry, seasoned firewood, as wet or green wood can be difficult to burn and can create a lot of smoke.
As the fire burns, you can enjoy its warmth and light. Remember to keep an eye on the fire and to never leave it unattended. When you're finished, make sure to fully extinguish the fire by pouring water on it and stirring the embers until they're cool to the touch.
Starting a fire in a Solo Stove Bonfire can be easy and enjoyable with the right techniques. By laying a foundation of kindling and adding a firestarter, you can quickly start a fire that will provide warmth and light. By gradually adding larger logs and firewood, you can keep the fire burning for hours. Remember to always practice fire safety and to never leave a fire unattended.