Summer’s approaching

Sixteen steps to build a campfire [Because there’s not enough attention, or contention, to make it to the List of Lists you’d want to be on]:

  1. Split dead limb into fragments and shave one fragment into slivers;
  2. Bandage left thumb;
  3. Chop other fragments into smaller fragments;
  4. Bandage left foot;
  5. Make structure of slivers (include those embedded in hand);
  6. Light match;
  7. Light match;
  8. Repeat “a Scout is cheerful” and light match;
  9. Apply match to slivers, add wood fragments, and blow gently into base of fire;
  10. Apply burn ointment to nose;
  11. When fire is burning, collect more wood;
  12. Upon discovering that fire has gone out while out searching for more wood, soak wood from can labeled “kerosene”;
  13. Treat face and arms for second-degree burns;
  14. Re-label can to read “gasoline”;
  15. When fire is burning well, add all remaining firewood;
  16. When thunder storm has passed, repeat steps 1 – 15
  17. Oh, and:
    [Feels like a slide; to follow the above link, please do; NY/NY]

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