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Building Wood Fires

Techniques and Skills for Stoking the Flames Both Indoors and Out
Annette McGivney
Book cover for Building Wood Fires by Annette McGivney
Learn everything there is to know about building a wood fire.

Fire has brought humans together for millennia. The cozy warmth of the hearth and the adventure of the campfire draw the same attention today as they did 100 years ago.

Part how-to, part history of fire, Building Wood Fires is an essential guide for anyone with a fireplace, backyard fire pit, or love of camping. Outdoor journalist and wilderness expert Annette McGivney shares years of expertise, providing tips from whereto build your fire pit to how to roast the perfect marshmallow and helpful diagrams to demonstrate essential techniques.

November 2017
8.1 x 8 | 176pp | Paperback |
Color photographs and b&w illustrations throughout
$19.95 (US)
$25.95 (CA)
About the Author
Annette McGivney is an award-winning journalist who has specialized in writing about the outdoors for more than two decades. She is the Southwest Editor for Backpacker and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, Runners World, Wilderness, and numerous other publications. McGivney is the author of the books Resurrection: Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West and Leave No Trace: A Guide to the New Wilderness Etiquette. She lives in Flagstaff, AZ.