Learn to Build Different Types of Campfire

For some reason the majority of the campers couldn’t imagine going camping without building a campfire. Maybe it is about the smell of burning wood, roasting marshmallows and hotdogs or the warm blaze. If you are one of the people who really like campfires, you might be interested in the different kinds of campfires that you can build.

The Teepee

The teepee

This is the simplest and most common campfire type. In order to build the campsite you will need ten logs of about seven inches. Use four pieces to create the teepee by leaning them against each other. Place the rest of the wood inside the teepee. There might be need to add smaller logs as well to maintain the fire.

Log Cabin

Log Cabin

This kind of campfire is different from the teepee especially because it needs sturdier logs. For starters you will need two large logs of at least 8 inches and place them parallel to each other. Take other two logs and place them on the previous two, perpendicularly. Repeat the process until you achieve something that looks like a cabin. Add some smaller wrenches to the middle of the campfire to help you light it.

Trench Fire

Trench Fire

In case you would like to have a campfire for cooking rather than for warming up, this is the kind that you should consider. In order to build it you will need two larger logs and place them parallel to each other. Make sure that the two are close enough to each other. Set the fire between the two logs. This way you will achieve a small fire but it will be hot enough for you to cook.

Star Fire

Star Fire

Although this isn’t the most popular kind of campfire, it may turn out to be interesting if you try it during camping. Use five thick logs and place them in a circle so that they will look like a star. It is important for the logs to have the shape of sunrays and there has to be an empty spot in the middle. Light the fire in the middle using smaller logs.

Reflector Fire

Reflector Fire

You should make this kind of campfire if you would like to direct the heat and the light to a certain direction. For this you will have to build a flat surface in the back of the campfire. The downside is that you will need numerous logs of different sizes.

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