Safety safety safety. There is something about the word safety that tends to get ignored when dealing with fire and that can be a deadly mistake.
Before You Start the Fire
- Don't burn on a windy day. Check the forecast to see if you will have any wind during your burning time. It is usually calmer in the morning.
- You may have a hard time burning anything after a rain storm.
- Remember that a large fire will create it's own wind that can rapidly increase it's heat and size.
Start to Finish
- Its worth saying twice. Don't use gasoline. There are other, slower, effective ways to start a fire. Take some time, save your eyebrows, and even your life.
- Attend to your fire. Keep an eye on it. Be ready to keep it in check.
- Make sure it is completely out before you leave it. Where there is smoke there is fire. Where there is heat, there could be another fire. It is never fun to wake up to a fire at night.