No, this isn’t a scout how-to about lighting your camp fire. It’s about thrift; a scouting virtue.
Went looking for scrap wood to take camping. There was an old pallet in an alley I remembered but it departed before I could retrieve it.
Sure enough I have a stockpile of 2×4 ends in the basement that are nice and dry. Pine burns kind of fast, is kinda smokey, but it’s free!