There are as many ways to build a campfire as there are campers. Most people have their own process when it comes to building that family fire for the evening. They may have learned it from a parent or another camping mentor and tweaked it their own way over the years.
No matter what way you do it, a typical campfire requires some kindling and varying sizes of wood sections to get it going. You have to get the more flammable material going in order to create enough heat to light the heavier pieces. It can be surprising how the way you stack the wood can affect how long or how hot the fire burns.
In the video below you’ll see two ways to start a fire; a Log Cabin Fire and a Self-Feeding Fire. He lights one from above and one from below. It’s very interesting to see the difference in how each one burns. We hope all your campfires are surrounded by the people who matter most to you and if you’re not so hot on starting your campfire, this video should help.