For many, the campfire is a beloved and indispensable outdoor tradition—a kinetic, luminous, dreamlike force of nature that for generations has served as the centerpiece of backwoods gatherings.
1. Find or Build a Fire Ring
2. Gather Fire Wood
To burn a successful fire, you’ll need three types fuel: tinder, kindling and firewood.
Tinder includes small twigs, dry leaves, needles or forest duff.
Kindling consists of small sticks, typically less than one inch around.
Firewood is any larger piece of wood and is what will keep your fire going long into the night.
Build the Campfire
Cone: Start with a small cone of kindling around a few handfuls of tinder that are loosely piled in the center of the fire ring. Once the fire is going strong and the temperature increases, you can add larger logs a few at a time as needed.