Smokey Bear's Campfire Safety Guide Sections
How to Pick Your Spot
Here are steps for picking your burning site to promote wildfire safety.
How to Build and/or Prepare Your Campfire Pit
Before you start your campfire, you need to prepare and arrange an appropriate pit.
How to Build Your Campfire
If you find a good pit at your campsite, it's time to safely build your campfire!
How to Maintain and Extinguish Your Campfire
Safety doesn't end when the fire's lit. Learn how to safely maintain and put out your campfire here.
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