Campfires are a favorite pastime for many people in the outdoors. Here at Leave No Trace we love a campfire as long as proper precautions are being taken! Whether you’re at home roasting s’mores or on a backcountry camping trip keeping warm, campfires are an essential part of the outdoor experience. However, campfires can quickly become problem some (to say the least). In fact, unattended campfires are one of the top causes of human caused wildfires. When planning a campfire, always check to make sure they’re allowed, conditions are safe to have a campfire and that you act responsibly.
Part of having a responsible fire means sourcing your firewood in a sustainable manner. When collecting your own firewood is allowed, follow the four Ds to protect our treasured outdoor areas.
Learn about the four Ds at lnt.org
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