Starting a campfire in your fire pit during the winter can be a bit more challenging than in the warmer months, but it is definitely doable! Your first instinct when the weather begins to turn cold may be to put away your fire pit. But, what better way to spend a quiet evening together than outdoors warming up by the fire?

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How to Start A Campfire in Winter

If you're ready to get started then follow our simple steps on how to start a campfire in or outside of your fire pit. Here are some tips to help you get a fire going when the temperatures drop.

Gather your materials.

In addition to firewood, you will need some kind of fire starter. This can be newspaper, dryer lint, or even coconut husks. You may also want to bring along some fire starter sticks or a small can of fire starter spray.

Find a good spot for your fire.

Look for a spot that is sheltered from the wind and has dry ground. If you are in a designated campsite, there may be a designated fire pit. If not, you can create your own by clearing away any leaves or debris and digging a shallow pit.

Create a foundation for your fire.

Once you have found a good spot, start by placing some larger sticks or logs in a teepee shape. This will create a structure for your fire and allow air to flow through.

Add smaller sticks and kindling.

Place smaller sticks and kindling in and around the teepee structure. You can also add some fire starter material to help get the fire going.

Light the fire.

Use a lighter or matches to ignite the fire starter material. Be patient and keep adding small sticks and kindling as the fire grows.

Tend to the fire.

As the fire grows, you may need to adjust the logs to keep it burning evenly. Make sure to keep adding small sticks and kindling to keep the fire going.

Stay safe.

Always make sure to have a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case the fire gets out of control. Never leave the fire unattended, and make sure to fully extinguish it before you go to bed or leave the campsite.

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Best Fire Pits for Winter Campfires

Starting a campfire in your fire pit during winter may require a bit more effort, but with these tips and a little bit of patience, you should be able to get a warm and cozy fire going in no time. Check out Walden Backyard's top-rated selection of fire pits and fire pit accessories, so you can also enjoy a toasty fire this winter!

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