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How To Build A Keyhole Fire

We’ve seen it too many times.
We’ll be camping with a self-proclaimed “grill master”. The fire is lit, and without delay – our rationed meal is sacrificed to the flames. What could have been a legendary meal cooked outdoors, is now a charred mess. We’re here to help you set your meal up for success with the Keyhole Fire. It’s an ideal campfire to build if you plan on cooking, as the food is slowly and evenly cooked over hot coals – and not over roaring flames.

Like all great fires, the building materials are the same: tinder, kindling and fuel logs. The main difference between a keyhole fire and a traditional campfire is the shape of the fire pit itself. While both feature a somewhat round shape to contain the flames, the keyhole fire has a “kick-out” that’s designed to house hot coals as they smolder down.

The “kick-out” or “keyhole” provides a hot zone to evenly cook food without the dreaded scorch. If you’ve never tried it, it’s definitely worth a shot – especially if you believe that there’s nothing better than a meal cooked over an open flame.

This is a sponsored post. I am a Bernzomatic Torch Bearer, though all opinions expressed are my own.


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