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It depends on the resources available. Wood may be thick or thin, wet (green) or dry. You start the fire with the most combustible material, i.e. thin/dry, and then make a judgement about what to place on the fire from the available material. My techniques when camping at a fixed place are: thin: make sure there is some kindling dried out ready to start the ...


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Dead, fallen wood can be good firewood. It depends on whether it's wet or dry. Wet or dry depends, not on rainfall, but on contact with the ground. It also depends on how long the log has been lying on the ground. The longer a log has lain on the wet ground, the more waterlogged and rotten it will be. A log lying on the ground will likely be too wet for good ...


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Partially burned logs in my experience do not work well for restarting a fire but once you have a fire going, they burn just fine. Depending on the size of the sticks, I might use it as part of the structure in building my new fire. In general, when building the next fire, the partially burned stuff is on the bottom.


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We have a small patch of land (about 2 hours from Parry Sound) that is full of trees, a mix of deciduous and conifers. We regularly have campfires in a stone circle on the lawn, and we have indoor fireplaces also. Outside, you can burn pretty much anything, including live trees you just cut down, should you want to get rid of them. We have brush piles and ...


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