Building a Campfire Is Easy
Pick out the best wood for kindling for your camping fire pit!
One important note not mentioned: Place your larger kindling logs around the starter fire to warm them up, this will help a ton. You can see two of them above in step 4 on the left side of the fire. If you're working with wet logs do the same thing once your fire is raging to help dry them out.
If you don't have any trash paper try to find some moss or what a lot of people call Old Man's Beard. If you happen to be in the desert look for downed Juniper wood, its outer shell is sorta like a coconut husk and burns wonderfully.
I can't reiterate enough, check your local state burn laws and put out your fire with dirt and water. The West is going through an unprecedented wildfire season, so be smart!
- Bryant AuCoin