Fire Safety

  • Do not attempt to use a fire inside your shelter for warmth.
  • Build fires downwind and well away from a flammable shelter.
  • Maintain at least a three-foot clear area, free of leaves, dry grass, pine needles, etc., around the fire.
  • Store extra firewood / tinder at least 6 feet away from the burning fire.
  • Store flammable liquids outside and well away from your shelter.
  • Build fires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass, and leaves.
  • Never attempt to burn aerosol cans; heated cans will explode.
  • Never leave fires unattended.