Pick a site that is close to a water source, sheltered from the wind, and 10 metres away from structures.
Make sure there is open space above the fire – at least 3 metres (10 feet) from overhanging branches and vegetation
Clear a space about 2 metres (7 feet) wide for the fire – remove pine needles, grass, leaves and twigs and scrape the area right down to the rock or soil. Make sure it isn’t humus (dead vegetation) as this will as this will smoulder like a peat fire.
Thanks to KLA member Rob Horsburgh for his photograph of Wallace Island used as the background photo throughout this site