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Fires in the Backcountry


Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

For many generations, a campfire was part of the backcountry experience. A fire provided warmth, allowed a person to cook a meal and seemed to bring a sense of intimacy to the black night. Many hours have been spent in camp watching the flames leap, smelling the smoke and hearing the wood crackle. There is a reason why campfires are often called “Nature’s Television”. More than a few former Boy Scouts learned to love the outdoors while making some (badly cooked) meals in a Dutch oven over some hot coals…

Paul Magnanti with thoughts on backcountry fire building for the modern backpacker – Read the full article in Issue 24:

To Build a Fire

Fires in the Backcountry

Issue 24 Page 1

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