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Mark your calendar! Uber-endurance adventurer and McNett athlete Andrew Skurka is on a 43-event nationwide speaking and book tour. Skurka has been named "Adventurer of the Year" by both Outside and National Geographic Adventure, and "Person of the Year" by Backpacker. His new how-to book, The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, has been getting rave reviews. Read More.
One of the easiest campfires to build and maintain, the “lean-to” fire is a simple pyramid-shaped lean-to built against the side of a large piece of firewood. Build up the lean-to using pencil-sized wood first followed by progressively larger wood. Leave a gap to insert tinder into the interior. Cover the gap with small wood once the tinder is alight.