Latest Industry News

How to Build a Great Campfire

Gather and Build

How to Build a Great CampfireAlways wanted to build a great campfire but never perfected the art? Check out this How to Build a Great Campfire guide for tips!


…everything before you strike a match. The sizes and amounts are rules of thumb, don’t over-engineer things. For some reason my Scouts always seem to break the sticks they gather into tiny pieces, keep them close to the sizes specified and you’ll have a better chance of succeeding.


… don’t be overly concerned with trying to make a teepee or a log cabin or any of the traditional illustrated fire lays that look nice and neat – get the tinder burning, add the kindling and then the fuel.  A fire has to have something to burn, don’t be shy. Most of my fires are piles, some look a little like teepees, just do what works. Fires spread up more than out, get the kindling and fuel directly over the flame.

Thanks to Scoutmaster CG for these great tips!

Back to top