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Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Town of Mountain Village
(970) 249-8551
1200 North Grand Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Zippy Who DOO Extremes
(970) 252-0869
223 North 1st Street
Montrose, CO
 
Montrose RV Resort
(970) 249-9177
200 Cedar Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Cascade Bicycles
(970) 249-7375
21 North Cascade Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Sports Authority
(970) 249-2706
River Landing North, 3451 S. Rio Grande, Unit A
Montrose, CO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Scott Fly Rod Company
(970) 249-3180
2355 Air Park Way
Montrose, CO
 
Davis Service Center Inc
(970) 249-8161
2380 East Main Street
Montrose, CO
 
Bike Zone
(970) 252-0238
12585 6450 Road
Montrose, CO
 
Uncompahgre Repairs
(970) 249-8136
21044 South Highway 550
Montrose, CO
 
Eldon`s Shoe & Boot Repair
(970) 249-9872
3045 Aerotech Parkway Unit 7
Montrose, CO
 

Campfire Safety

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Campfire Safety


From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

Fire safety in camp is not just about helping Smokey the Bear prevent forest fires; it’s also about personal safety. So how do we manage our campfires in a way that helps promote forest health and prevent painful burn injuries?

We can begin by observing these campfire safety tips.

Choose your firebase wisely. Build campfires on mineral soil, not organic material that can catch fire or smolder, even after the fire looks as if it has been put out.

Look up and look around. Never build a fire beneath overhanging tree limbs or near bushes or grasses. The fire might flare up or send up a shower of sparks. Even “green” foliage can easily catch fire; the sap inside some trees and bushes can burn furiously.

Surround the firebase. Use a solid fire ring or fire pit. If that’s not available, use stones that have been gathered from dry ground to make a fire ring. Avoid river rocks that have been saturated with water; they may expand and fracture when they get hot.

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Don’t use flammable liquids to start the fire. The blaze is likely to flare up when ignited. This could result in personal injury, or the fire may spread.

Keep it small. There is no need for a huge bonfire anyway. It gets so hot that you can’t approach it comfortably. A large fire consumes excess firewood and can send sparks into dry foliage and start a fire.

Be careful as you feed wood into the fire. Place new wood on top the blaze gently. Tossing the wood on the fire can send sparks and embers flying.

Keep everything flammable a safe distance from your fire. Sta...

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