Fire starting is obviously an important survival skill. Some of us that live in suburban or urban areas and don’t have the opportunity to go camping
as often as we would like, and don’t get enough practice with the skill. A proper campfire is a blend of science and art- it requires know-how and patience. Adverse conditions and a lack of supplies can make even the most seasoned survivalist frustrated at such a simple task.
Different techniques for fire starting help with various conditions and resources available. There are also different ways to construct your campfire to get higher heat output, resistance to wind, reliable lighting, or even sustained burn times. Feel free to share with that one guy who always messes up the fire on your trips. Maybe they’ll show up on the next trip with a better survival skill under their belt. Be sure to check out the different methods in the link below so you don’t get stuck frustrated and out in the cold: