We have a big campfire circle that my amazing husband built about 20 years ago. The circle has hosted many, many cookouts and birthday parties! I love our fall cookouts when we have to pull our chairs up close to get warm.
Although hot dogs are really bad for you, is there anything better than a hot dog roasted over an open fire? Well, I guess the only thing better would be the S’mores!!! )
We also have a tripod to hang a cast iron Dutch oven on, that goes over the fire. Not only are stews and baked beans delicious in this, but I have a peace of mind that if I had to, I could cook for my family over an open fire. You can cook anything in a cast iron Dutch oven, not only that, but it is cookware you will pass down to the next generation!
Here are a few clips to help you learn how to build a good fire. This is a must know skill, none of us know if we will be put in a situation where we will need a fore for survival.