What Snack Makes For The Best Campfire Kindling?

A guy named Zach emailed our tips line to let us know that Doritos make for excellent kindling for a fire. So our staff decided to experiment with a bunch of snacks you might bring camping for their multi-purpose potential.

Source: What Snack Makes For The Best Campfire Kindling?

There is no way the frito finishes behind virtually any other kindling, let alone another chip!

The dorito might …might… be close to the frito just on flame, but factor in the frito’s durability vs. the fragile-ass dorito and there is no reason you’d opt for a dorito over a frito.


The Deadliest Ways To Try To Put Out A Fire

When you have a fire, you add water. Problem solved. Sometimes, though, adding water isn’t an option, which is why some fire systems involve adding materials that can decompose into poisons or smother everything in the building.

Source: The Deadliest Ways To Try To Put Out A Fire

Interesting read, but the article doesn’t mention that you use different things to extinguish different sorts of fires.  You don’t pour water to a grease fire…

    • Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc
    • Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc
    • Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc
    • Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc
    • Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
    • Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT etc

The article refers to Halons, but none of the server farms I’ve worked in referred to the system as a plural.  I was told that if the system was triggered, to not panic – just hold your breath as it dropped from the ceiling.  Good times… 🙂