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Campfire Fun & Safety
By Barb Stephens

If You're Lost in the Woods
Fill in the blanks with a word from this list. All words should be used once.
dry fire head hole leaves
nightfall run sheltered signal wander

1. Stop, sit down, and try to figure out where you are. Use your __head__, not your legs.
2. If caught by night, fog or a storm, stop at once and make camp in a __sheltered__ spot.
3. Build a __fire__ in a safe place.
4. Gather plenty of __dry__ fuel.
5. Don't __wander__ about. Travel only downhill.
6. If injured, choose a clear spot and make a __signal__ (smoke) fire.
7. Don't yell, don't __run__, don't worry, and above all, don't quit.
8. If caught out during __nightfall__, find shelter quickly - a ledge, a large boulder or a fallen tree.
9. If without a sleeping bag, build a fire in a deep __hole__, cover 6 inches of hot coal (wood) with 6 inches of earth and sleep on the warmed earth.
10. Use __leaves__ and branches as a blanket to shelter yourself.

Fire Safety
Mark each True statement with T and each False statement with F.

__F__ 1. Build fires close to your tent.
__T__ 2. Be sure fire is downwind from tents.
__F__ 3. Keep cooking fires as large as can be. They'll cook faster.
__T__ 4. Clear an area ten feet in diameter of all burnable material, or as required by local law.
__F__ 5. Place ten fire buckets filled with water at each tent.
__T__ 6. Always extinguish fires and other flame sources before you go to sleep.
__F__ 7. Put fires dead out with any liquid you have on hand.
__T__ 8. Never leave a fire unattended.


Last updated June 4, 2001

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