One of the must have during camping is a camp fire. Listening to the cracking sound of fire with the crickets singing in between is always a sweet treat while breathing through the cold night air.
The unreassuring fire, with smoke rotates in the direction according to the wind, reminds us all beauty in nature have a trade off. The beauty is very temporal, the after effects last longer, but if we learn to harvest the energy it takes to produce what is beautiful, then the beauty that passed by us is not wasted.
Instead of just watching fire burn to keep us warm, we at times, boil water using its heat instead of the gas stove. It would have been perfect if we have brought some sweet potatoes to smoke in the fire, too!