Around the fire is a natural gathering place, both outdoors and indoors. This is a practical guide to the art of kindling and tending fire.
The use of fire is the most important discovery in human history, changing the life and development of our species in many ways. Øivind Berg follows the use of fire as a heat source, a cooking place and a social gathering point right up to the present day.
Fire is important in outdoor life mainly because it serves both practical and social functions. This book will tell you about different types and uses of fire, how to kindle a fire, the characteristics of different woods as fuel, and how to cook food over a fire.
You can learn how to build and light a fire in almost any circumstances by reading this book.
Øivind Berg (1955–) has written a number of books for children, young people and adults about Norwegian nature and wildlife, outdoor activities, culture and history. He has been awarded the Culture Department's Special Prize for his authorship.