Fail-Proof Fire-Building Tips & Techniques

Follow these basic guidelines, and you'll be lighting up the night like your Stone Age ancestors in no time
By Mike McQuaide
Published: May 1, 2012
fire building techniques tips
One of the best outdoor experiences you can have is sitting around the campfire, perhaps strumming the old favorites on the guitar or telling a few spine-tingling ghost tales, all while getting your s’mores on.

If only you knew how to make a fire that didn’t burn like the Towering Inferno one minute only to flame out into a smoky pile of charred bits the next. In short, if only you knew what the heck you were doing.

Actually, it’s quite simple (not to mention, fun) to build a safe campfire that burns consistently. Follow these steps, and you’ll be hunkered down by a cozy flame in no time.
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