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How To Takibi Time

Written by: Dan Sugihara

August 22nd , 2019

How To Takibi Time

At Snow Peak, we're true believers in the restorative nature of Takibi time. We feel that the most meaningful connections can be discovered through the simple act of gathering together around a good fire. In our latest Explore post, we show you just how easy it is to create your own Takibi scene, and restore a little humanity in the process with our iconic Pack and Carry Fireplace set.

What You’ll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Kindling
  • Wood logs
  • Fire Tool Set
  • Pack and Carry Fireplace Set
  • Hatchet (optional)
  • Water
  • Lighter, matches, or Folding Torch (See Folding Torch Method at end)

Step 1: Crumple several sheets of recycled newspaper into a ball and set at the bottom of your fireplace.

Step 2: Gather up kindling. It will help ignite the fuel logs later in the process.

Step 3: Arrange your kindling three or four layers high in alternating sets of three directly on top of the newspaper.

Step 4: Carefully ignite the newspaper and add a few more layers of kindling to the fire.

Step 5: Stack two new layers of wood logs, two by two, and allow them to burn in a controlled manner.

Step 6: Continue building on the fire by adding in additional wood logs as needed.

Step 7: Leave enough space for airflow and allow the wood logs to slowly burn.

Step 8: Monitor, and safely stoke fire, adding some additional wood logs as desired.

Step 9: Enjoy your Takibi time! Bonus points if you invite your friends to join you.

Step 10: Allow the fire to completely burn before attempting to extinguish. When you're finished, completely drown out the fire with water.

Step 11: Make certain that all wood logs and embers have been extinguished. Never leave a smoldering fire unattended.

Folding Torch Method

As an alternative method for starting your Takibi time, we recommend using the Snow Peak Folding Torch. This powerful tool provides small concentrated flames which easily lights kindling at the bottom of your Pack & Carry. Point the nozzle and burn wood evening until you hear it crackle at which point you know the fire will take off on it's own. Slowly add larger logs in alternating directions to help fire grow.