This is one of several posts we will be doing about camp/survival fires. As with many camping/survival related tasks – they look simple enough, until you actually try to make them yourself. With the right conditions, tools and materials, fire is easy enough to make. Keeping it going, staying warm and cooking on it is a different matter. You see, you should never just make a campfire, you should always plan it first based on your needs and the conditions.
There are many different ways to build a fire – the basic teepee campfire, the all night fire, the up side down fire and the long fire to name just a few. The video above shows how to build a long-fire. The long-fire is very quick to build as you only need to cut your wood into four feet lengths it’s great for cooking on as you can place a pan right on it, AND because it is a longer fire it gives off a lot more heat.