Build a Campfire to Gain the Red Edge

Build a Campfire to Gain the Red Edge

One of the best ways to Gain the Red Edge is to come home smelling like a campfire.

That’s how we wrapped up our Labor Day, by building a campfire up Green Canyon here in Cache Valley and roasting hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire Leslie built with one match using wood that she chopped and supplied by a good friend Steven Amott.

We hung out, talked and laughed, and played half a game of 3/13 under the lantern where yours truly was actually leading after round 8 with only 4 points!

A core campfire tradition for me is creating the perfect s’more. I’ve discovered few people over the years who actually know how to create a perfect version of it. Most resort to the gooey mess you’re familiar with.

That is not a perfect s’more folks!

Unfortunately, most people don’t agree with me. I even attempted to persuade Elisa’s nephew Timothy who was with us to join in my crusade.

Nope! He stuck to the gooey mess.

The perfect s’more is not quite an ancient secret, but it’s pretty darn close. If you want to discover it yourself, let me know and I’ll give serious consideration to filling you in.

In the meantime, go enjoy building a campfire!


Here’s how to create the perfect s’more…

1) Prepare a campfire. The ideal size is open flames you can comfortably stand close enough to.

2) Set at all your ingredients, roasting sticks, graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, be it Hershey’s or truffles.

3) Break the graham crackers in half and place chocolate on one half.

4) Select your marshallow.

5) Pick up your roasting stick and set it to the side. You will not need it.

6) Take your marshallow and throw it into the woods.

7) Take the other half of your graham cracker and place it on top of the chocolate.

8) Now you can eat the combined chocolate and graham cracker without any interference from disgusting marshmallows.

Thus, the perfect s’more!

Welcome to Gain The Red Edge, a new series highlighting best practices to inspire ideas, open up doors and windows of creativity, and help you find clarity and focus for your personal and professional passions. Thanks for letting me share!

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