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How To Start a Campfire

Dave March 24, 2020 0 comments

How To Start a Campfire

Sitting around a campfire in the company of your friends and family is a blissful moment. There are a few things you need to learn for spending the perfect holidays, and one of them is campfire. But how to do it? Here is how you can start a campfire:

What Should You Have to Start a Campfire?

You should have following things if you aim at starting a great campfire:

Fuel Wood.



These are actually items that help you in making the “teepee structure” of the fuel wood and lightening it. Tinder is the small stack of wood, twigs, dry leaves, pine leaves or tee barks etc. that help in starting the fire easily. The easier it starts, the better it will be for you. You will need the fuel wood type of wood that burns, and produces warmth and light.

Fire Pit

First of all, you will be needing a fire pit in order to start a campfire. You should keep fire pit in the center of the area, and start arranging the woods on the fire pit.

Arrangement of the Wood:

There are different ways that you can follow and start a campfire. These arrangements are detailed below:

Teepee Structure:

This is the most common type of arrangement of the woods, in which small kindling and tinder are placed initially at the center in a cone shape. Then, the bigger sticks are built above the small arrangement of woods in a cone shape and lit.

Log Cabin Technique

This is a technique of arrangement of woods for campfire, whose most promising benefit is that you end up with large stacks of coal. In order to build log cabin, you can start by placing large cabins, keeping distance between them. First keep two large cabins, then place two more across and put the tinder and kindling at the center. You can also add a couple of more layers, as large as you want. You are done successfully!

Pyramid Structure

You can start by laying the largest logs at the bottom, allowing no space between them. Then, place more layers across the first layer and grow the pyramid till you have a pyramid with the smallest pieces available. Now, you only need to simply pile up tinder and kindling on top of surface and lit it.

Make sure to extinguish the fire with a bucket of water when the event has come to a cease.

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