Starting Fires the Right Way
Listen to Smokey
If you grew up in the ’90s you’ve heard Smokey the Bear’s “Only you can prevent forest fires” slogan in school or on television. See why his slogan now say “Only you can prevent wild fires” instead.
Proper Fire Care
You have to be smart when it comes to fires, inside or outside. Any dry surface can catch quickly, and a fire can get out of control. Once a fire spreads, there’s not much you can do. Learn proper fire safety to prevent it.
Put out the Fire
Putting out a fire once you’re finished–cooking, bon fire, or camping–is the first step to keeping the environment safe. Some fires will just die out on their own, but when you have a large fire, you have to take special precautions.