I had some amazing campfires in my day. Even one so big at Lake Arrowhead in Southern California, where we were burning giant pine cones and the flames were nearly 10 feet high. A friendly park ranger came blazing into our campsite with emergency lights flashing and read us the riot act for having a fire so large and nearly out of control. Not sure what we were thinking as it was the dry season and we sort of ignored the fire warning signs as we entered the park. All ended well; five gallons of our precious drinking water was used to put out the fire. No ticket issued! If you're looking to have an amazing "flame-free" campfire weekend, try out this video. You'll be the envy of the campground.