Chapter 1. Siting
Determine if conditions are right, then pick the safest spot for a no-impact fire.
Chapter 2. Fuel
All woods burn with different intensity. Maximize your firewood collecting.
Chapter 3. Architecture
Adapt your fire lay to available materials and conditions.
Chapter 4. Lighting
One match. Every time.
Make a Fire starter Bouquet
The Essential Burn
Chapter 5. Feeding
Add sticks to the flame to boost heat output, create cooking coals, and more.
The Good Kind of Hot Spot
How to Tell a Good Campfire Story
Additional reporting by Ian Bagley, Katie Campisi, Loren Mooney, and Kerry Wolfe