Monday, August 26, 2013
A pile of sticks, set on fire; a staple of camp life since prehistoric times.
Troops in the field build campfires to keep warm.
They also need campfires to cook their food. Making coffee was a big deal in the American Civil War and it was done over a campfire.
Sometimes campfires could be used to keep wild animals way, under the belief that animals are afraid of fire.
Troops could light campfires and then march away at night leaving the enemy the impression that the enemy are still there, waiting.
A simple campfire is very useful to have, that's why I painted up a bunch of them.