Wednesday, December 07, 2005

How To Make a Bonfire:

1) You need to create a fire pit or use a pre-made one. To creat a fire pit, dig a big hole away from any trees or anything else flammable. Make sure that the place that are you are making the bonfire allows bonfires, and that the people around are okay with it.

2) Stack wood in a log cabin fashion inside of the pit, building upwards. Make sure to space the wood out to leave a center.

3) Fill the center with wood chippings/ twigs/ newspaper. Only use dry leaves if you don't have anything else as they have a tendency to burn up quickly and be carried away in wind.

4) Use matches to light different points in the center.

5) Blow into center of the "log cabin" appropriately to get the fire to burn hotter.

6) Add additional kindling until center logs catch on fire and embers are created.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a resident fire builder, I must critique the use of the box fire. This fire produces a more even heat with less flames than other types of fires because it receives less oxygen. As a result, it burns slower and gives off less light. This is better for, say, cooking.
If you are building a bonfire, I suggest using a teepee structure. This allows more oxygen to reach the base and hot gasses are directed upwards to form a very tall flame. This type of fire is easier to light and quickly forms a nice bed of coals that makes maintaining a fire easier.
Your teepee will eventually collapse. At this point your fire will be easy to maintain. Additional logs should be placed as vertical as possible on the burning coals.

Anonymous said...

But, Teppe fires are harder to build from scratch, and I have built Box Fires with suitable flames.

Anonymous said...

...it's hard to build a teepee fire? wow how hard is it to lean a few pieces of wood against each other, i've made the teepee myself dozens of time and they work pretty good

Jon said...

why is it that all the fire types mentioned are log cabin and teepee... i just find it funny that their names are based on house structures.

sadfg said...

thats retarted just get gas and a lighter or use the flamethrower and et a big fire

Anonymous said...

the boxfire (watchfire, as watchtowers that used fires to warn of attacks used this style) technique has always made bigger flames than my teepee fires. It does require some added effort to make sure there is an unobstructed way for oxygen to get to the bottom of the pyre. I have a 2 foot deep hole that I build the tower over. That way ash and such falls down while the fire gets going. Teepee fires are much faster, though. Some people have trouble making a perfect Teepee, so they make a 'lean-to' with one log across the pit and stuff leaning on that. But that's a campfire thing.

If you can't build a stable teepee fire, why are you building a bonfire?

Anonymous said...

I would like to have permanant fire pit in my backyard that I can build bonfires in. Any suggestions on what materials to use to build it?

Anonymous said...

ok y'all r hilarious. but ive never built a bon fire n i want to so wats d best way n how do u build a campfire? n its not stupid if u want an out door fire for u n ur frens a bon fire is a good idea how the hell u going to light a stove? stupid!!!!

Anonymous said...

can you make a bonfire it w/ wet wood?

Anonymous said...

water+wood=NO FIRE DUMBASS

Anonymous said...

I like fire.

Anonymous said...

omg, the easiest way to make a fire is to get some fast burning wood/leaves/paper or even better palm branches, then stack all of your sticks & wood around this 'till it's like 1 m tall, making sure you have left enough space to light the stuff underneath, then add wood to serve...easy

Anonymous said...

FIREAA!!!!

Anonymous said...

FIREAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I work at a resident camp and one of my jobs is to build and maintain campfire, I find the best fire is made from a combination of both log cabin and teepee shapes. build a large log cabin and use the walls to prop the teepee sticks up, then fill the center with kindling, putting paper or other quick burning materials closer to the center. light and blow steadilly under the log cabin. continually add wood.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

all i wanted was to learn how to make my 1st bonfire and instead i get a bunch of comedians..the f*cking funniest thread ive ever read! ROFL!

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea...stop allowing anonymous posts. Some sort of age verification would be splendid. On the subject of bon fires though, I have always used the teepee method myself. Remember children, fire is hot, not cool dude.

Anonymous said...

The best way to build a bonfire is to build the one that burns best for you. After it falls and is basically embers. Throw in a log that was soaked in a saturate Strontium Chloride solution. If avaiable Copper Chloride and Barium Chloride work well. As barium and copper have toxic properties make sure to only do these outside.

Anonymous said...

if yiu want to make your fire change colors just take a copper pipe about4-6" long and a pice of stadard garden hose and stick it in the copper tube or vice versa the fire should change colors im not exactaly shure why this works but it dose......try it e-mail me and sparky.luvr.4ever@hotmail.com good luck to all of you who want to try it.

Anonymous said...

no, no
put the teepee inside the log cabin and light
add some thermite and you have giant fire

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

don't we need oil to create it to and it more on fire

Anonymous said...

i want to get rid of a load of garden rubbish just plants and sticks and stuff is it possible to build a bonfire to burn it all

Anonymous said...

fire will burn anything with a combustion rate so garden junk is fine. but if ure guna be doin ure fire illegally in public woods dnt make it too big the cops can see it then when they investigate ure fucked. so use areas that u know well and can find ure way around in the dark.

Anonymous said...

fire will burn anything with a combustion rate so garden junk is fine. but if ure guna be doin ure fire illegally in public woods dnt make it too big the cops can see it then when they investigate ure fucked. so use areas that u know well and can find ure way around in the dark.

Anonymous said...

jews are also good firewood

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't someone delete that last comment?

Anonymous said...

this is effinnn hilarious y'all. LOL

Anonymous said...

...wow, I think my IQ dropped by ten points... thanks people...

Anonymous said...

its best to put paper i the center of ur teepee to lean sticks on its easier if ur very clumsy

Anonymous said...

wow i was looking to build one for a party but i think ill leave off it for a bit. Yall are so weird.. its absolutely horrid....but so amazingly hilarious!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

No really? I thought I was going to build the "log cabin" DOWN, not UP. how stupid of me. I can't believe I even got on this site.

Anonymous said...

thats a good idea but your a bitch and f*** me in the cornhole


bitch, please

Anonymous said...

ohh imm sorry its just that my dad thinks that if we have a bombfire thw ashes will fly in our abouve ground pool

Anonymous said...

i think the best fire comes from a lighter or matches because it starts bigger fires :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with 'sadfg' just get some god damn gasoline, a bunch of shit and light that shit on fire... what's wrong with you ppl... if that don't work throw your mother in law in there too.... she's such a bitch she should burn on contact now goodnight damnit

Anonymous said...

BUY A NAPALM BOMB THAT WAY THE FIRE STICKS TO ANYTHING AND EVEN YOU!

Anonymous said...

is lighter fluid bad for the bonfire or is that a good thing to start it?

Anonymous said...

dunno. try using thermite, that should be fun :D

Anonymous said...

I tried building a bonfire today. I forgot that wet wood is not so good. Tomorrow I will start with some kindling and build up slowly with the wet stuff.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't be too much longer now before the human race is wiped out, because of the human race. Read some books people, read some books.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm the type of person who looks at everything scientifically. i understand the concept of building a teepee style fire. i also understand that a box fire is a more stable fire than a teepee style fire. and i know that not all wood burns at the same speed, light and heat. but what if you combine the two styles. the teepee creates a candle effect. the flames will go higher than a box fire. but how about building a box fire, then adding the long teepee loggs on the side. use a slow burning wood for the sentre box. this should keep the bonfire burning longer. mix the wood on the outside. use logs and pallets, mix it up a bit. (if you don't know what a pallet is, google it). Pallets burn hot, bright and fast, logs burn slower and don't make a lot of light. use your big logs as props that will hold the structure of the fire together, you can even wet them if you want. it makes adding burn wood easier. one more thing. add some acorns to the centre of the fire as they heat up they crackle, and it makes your fire sound awesome. ... i know what you are thinking. it sounds like a lot of work. but you'll be the local legend for building the mother of all bonfires.

Anonymous said...

everytime i wipe my ass a take the poopy toilet paper and save it in a Ziplock baggie. Then overtime i have collected a whole bunch of poopy filled toilet paper. Then you take some kindling and logs and surround the poopy tp. Poop is a great conductor of fire and makes fires blaze like the gates of hell. It also smells very good when burnt :-)

Anonymous said...

Okay guys! I have done some extensive research on which type of log arrangement allows for the greatest amount of oxygen intake and what not and all the differnt incendiary rates attributed to each of the log designs. Well I am here to tell you that you are all fucking gay. What fucking normal people do when they have bonfires is they gather a fuckload of wood, throw it in a massive pit, and then pore massive amount of gasoline all over the fucking wood. Then we (normal people) get unhealthy amounts of beer, and we get fucking hammered while hanging out with women. All you boy scotts and fucking nerds can go create your stupid fucking setups and calculate how long each type of log arrangement burns and after that you can sit around your scientifically prepared fires and beat your little puny cocks while you sip on some hot chocolate. Heres some advice: go fuck yourselves and then log on to www.google.com and type in the phrase "vagina" because only God knows that you have never fucking seen one. All of you are the biggest fucking cunts I have ever witnessed and i hope you all have a great time when you all gather around your little fires and sing the pokemon theme song while you get wet over the latest issue of Popular Science. Lick my giant balls you stupid fucking fags. Go fuck your box fires and shove your teepee fires up your sphincters.

Anonymous said...

welll. that was interesting.... i went on looking for a good way to have a bonfire with friends, and ended up reading redonkuous post because the internet is a strange yet horrible yet useful and grand thing. hmmm i'm a boy scout i should know but ya know i don't regret reading this :D ahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

down left right and a button gives m e fireball so I am always harm:P
or left down right a button I get to dragon punch and my hands are on fire and I usually punch a guy in the face!! but hey its a good fire

Anonymous said...

well when i say bonfire i am meaning a BIG fire.....i have burned probably 75 fires basically for party purposes...my buddy just got back from iraq so i am plannig my biggest yet.....i have cut probably 6 ricks of wood for throughout the night but its starting the fire thats what has me concerned....here is what i got....one big tree trunk laid on its side.approximately 7 foot long and 3 foot tall....i have a constant wind in one direction so im starting the fire on the side that taked the brunt of the wind...im just wondering should i lean the wood against the trunk...(like a half teepee)...or maybe two or three box fires along the base of the trunk....thanks guys...have a good one....

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

suff thermite whatever that is use 10000 lbs of dynamite now thats fun

Anonymous said...

the best way to start a fire is to take dry materials inside either the cabin style or tp style (what ever is easier for you) and shove it up your ass.

RS Gold said...

it is difficult to build the teepee fire? amazing exactly how tough would it be to slim several bits of wooden towards one another, we've created your teepee myself personally a large number of some time to that they function pretty good

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Anonymous said...

We simply dug a hole so it almost looked like a crater then put bricks in it and a small brick border. We of corse used some mortar too.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck is wrong with you? Did someone drop you on your head when you were little? Perhaps you did too many drugs and you lost all your brain cells... Though i find the most likely answer is that you simply were not born with any... Can you understand any of that?

Anonymous said...

The easiest way for me to start a bonfire is to simply ball up pieces of newspaper in a loose fasion and place them in a cardboard box. Light the paper and add wood... smallest-->biggest in size.

Anonymous said...

This is gay as hell its not that hard to build a bon fire