National Geographic : 1998 Aug
Make the Campfire Right Before you Light Smokey is counting on you to build a safe campfire. 1. Dig a small pit away from overhanging branches. 2. Circle the pit with rocks. 3. Clear a five-foot area around the pit down to the soil. 4. Keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby. 5. Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire. 6. After lighting, do not discard match until it is cold. 7. Never leave a campfire unattended, even for a minute. REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES. A Public Service of the USDA Forest Service and Your State Forester.