We cheated on the fire.
We didn’t want to spend a lot of time and energy gathering and cutting wood, so we bought some logs for $4 and I split them. We did light the fire backpacking style using cotton wool pads coated with Vaseline. We were also careful to ensure that sparks from the fire didn’t get near the chairs as a flat mattress would have been a disaster for the night. The mattresses provide the ground insulation for our Big Agnes sleeping bags. A mattress repair kit will have to be an essential item when we go backpacking.Copyright © 2010 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.