One of the most important considerations as you enjoy your campfire is to monitor it from start to finish. An unattended fire has potential to do a lot of harm. At SOLE, we recommend having water on the ready to extinguish the fire quickly if necessary. A simple cooking pot filled with water will do.
In addition, we recommend to make sure to burn all your wood completely to ash. This is another reason to use “dinky” wood so that this easier to accomplish. This also allows you to physically feel the ash and make sure that it is cool to the touch. If you find a “hot spot” make sure to add water to completely extinguish any remaining embers, and stir with a stick until fully extinguished. Once the fire is fully extinguished, if not using an existing fire ring carry the remaining debris from your fire pan 200’ into the woods and dispose of it by using the dispersal method.