How to Build a Campfire

A close up image of a campfire

There’s something so soothing about sitting around a flickering flame, listening to the crackling sounds, feeling the warmth of fire, and smelling that distinctive campfire smell!

Campfires were once a necessary part of survival- providing heat, helping with hunting, warding off predators, providing light, and helping with cooking. It was also a place for making friends and relaxing.

For many of us now, a campfire is a tradition and has become the centerpiece of our outdoor gatherings. To learn how to start a campfire, follow the directions below.

What Do I Need to Start a Campfire?

There are three essentials you'll need in order to start a fire.

Popular Types of Campfires



How Do I Start a Campfire?

After you've placed your tinder, kindling, and logs in the fire pit, it's time to light your fire with a match or lighter. After it catches fire, blow at the base of the fire to provide it with oxygen and increase the flame to other logs in the fire.

In this video, outdoor experts at 50 Campfires explain how to build a campfire using five of the most popular types of campfires, including a teepee, log cabin, and pyramid fires.

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While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.


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