Toasting marshmallows on a fire

Taking the hassle out of making the perfect campfire

Camping is a truly wonderful hobby for anyone who needs to de-stress and escape their daily worries. It gives you the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with the natural world. If you’re planning on going camping this summer, you probably want to get back to basics and ensure that the experience feels as authentically natural as possible. On the other hand, you don’t want it to be too challenging. Balancing the need for naturalism and authenticity with the need to make sure your camping experience is fun and easy can be a little tricky. Luckily, the most important aspect of an authentic camping trip is the campfire. As fuel experts, we can offer you some tips for creating a campfire that feels natural but is easy to light and keep lit.

1. Use solid fuel purchased from a reputable supplier

In order to get in touch with nature, you may want to start a campfire using real firewood instead of simply using a portable gas cooker or heater. Unfortunately, the wood you find in nature can be hard to light and doesn’t always burn very well. Luckily, there’s a compromise. You can purchase logs from fuel suppliers and use these. They are completely natural, but they burn much better than logs you are likely to find while exploring your campsite.

2. Bring kindling and firelighters

You can also make it easier to get a campfire going by using professionally-provided kindling and firelighters. These are designed to catch fire easily and help your firewood logs start blazing. However, they are made from natural ingredients and won’t undermine the back-to-basics ethos of your camping trip.

3. Consider adding coal for extra heat

Do you want to get extra heat from your campfire? If so, don’t add liquid fuel. These can be dangerous and they often subtract from the natural look and smell of your fire. Instead, consider adding lumps of coal. They burn hotter than wood but won’t noticeably alter the woody aroma of your fire or look of it. Here at London Gases, we sell firewood logs, coal and even kindling and firelighters. Take a look at our products today so that you can take the camping trip of your dreams tomorrow.