(building a fire) – Mt. Rainier camping pt. 1

Who doesn’t love a good campfire? It does take a lot of work and love to get one going – and it’s even more fun when you get a baby teepee of kindling on fire, just for fun. Super cute tiny campfires are pretty sweet too – bonfires can’t have all the fun.

This tiny campfire lived up on Mt. Rainier for a short amount of time. It was followed by some pretty amazing and hot campfires, perfect for roasting my (vegan) marshmallows on, and making s’mores and banana boats.

Can you believe there are people out there who don’t know what banana boats are? If you are one of them, don’t fret. But you have to figure out what they are. Right now. Here’s a Wikipedia entry on banana boats, a “campfire delicacy,” for your convenience. They are pretty amazing. I even make them at home in my oven sometimes, just because I crave them. YUM. What Wikipedia doesn’t tell you is that you can stuff your banana with other items, such as peanut butter, Nutella, and other fun toppings. The options are literally endless.

So that was a little sidetrack from my tiny kindling campfire…but I guess that’s what happens when you think about banana boats roasting on a campfire…

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6 thoughts on “(building a fire) – Mt. Rainier camping pt. 1

  1. Forrest says:

    Please keep in mind there’s a state-wide burn ban in effect.

    • melimel says:

      Thank you for the reminder! Folks, please check and make sure your state doesn’t have a burn ban in effect before moving ahead with a campfire (and be safe in lighting one and putting it out too). The tiny campfire in my blog post happened before the ban took place, and it was in a designated firepit. 🙂

  2. SHINEY83 says:

    I’ve never been camping…I’ve never made my own fire…(those city kids from the east…)

    But I swear, with all the survival shows you see on TV these days, I bet I could make one from scratch…(or so I tell myself)

    • melimel says:

      ha! You would be surprised…depending on the circumstance, some fires are much harder to get going than others. But with all those shows on TV to help, I think you might be able to get one going. 🙂

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