Quest For Fire Shirt
Quest for Fire.
Fire warms you. Feeds you. Captivates you.
Fire-building is an art.
First, there is the firewood. It must be seasoned. Not green. Simply put, dry, which is not to be confused with the opposite of wet. Don’t worry, we’ll get through this.
Seasoned firewood has sat out, hopefully covered, for 12 months or longer. If it smells or looks like a living plant, or doesn’t burn, even with a blow torch, chances are it’s not seasoned (unless it’s ash but that’s another conversation).
Next—stacking method. Your fire needs oxygen. Don’t stack the fire wood too tightly. I prefer the tee-pee method. I build a small, log-cabin like pile of kindling (twig-like pieces) then start stacking bigger pieces in a tee-pee cone around it. As it burns, it will collapse into the center. You can then place a large log on that collapsed stack. This method works well in outdoor fire pits and larger wood stoves.
Finally—tending the fire. I’m a helicopter parent when it comes to this. Honestly, I overdo it. My wife thinks I’m a bit insane about it. She’s not wrong. These wool shirts only make it worse. Or is it better?
Quest For Fire Shirt (No. 6274). Handsome and rugged. Can be worn as a shirt or a shirt jacket. Exceptional wool fabric that’s been brushed for softness and a worn-in look and feel. Faux horn buttons down the front. Chest pockets with flap and aged metal snaps for closure. Adjustable cuffs. Made in Portugal.