Building a campfire
Posted by Cooking Outdoors on August 11, 2015

There are many ways to build a campfire, my prefered method is the Teepee, but you can also use the Log Cabin or Lean-To.

Teepee
Place your tinder bundle on the ground or on a small piece of bark. Stick four kindling twigs in the ground to form a teepee above the tinder. Lean small kindling twigs against the downwind side of the tinder, leaving an opening on the upwind side where you can light the fire. Continue to lean twigs around the teepee structure, leaving plenty of air space between sticks. Lean some smaller fuelwood pieces against this support structure. Make sure you have additional small fuelwood and kindling ready to add as needed.


Log Cabin
Place your tinder bundle on the ground or on a small piece of bark. Lay two larger pieces of fuelwood parallel on opposite sides of the tinder. Lay two slightly smaller pieces of fuelwood parallel on the other two opposite sides. Continue to lay smaller and shorter pieces to form a cabin with the top being narrower.

Lean-To
Place your tinder bundle on the ground or on a small piece of bark. Stick a long piece of kindling in the ground overhanging the tinder. Lean small pieces of kindling on the tinder bundle. Lean more small kindling against the support stick. Lean larger kindling against the first layer


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