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How To Start A Fire (Video)

Learn how easy it is to start a fire no matter where you’re at or what the weather is every single time that will last hours
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Fire Time 1 hour
Servings 1 fire


  • axe


  • ½ to 1 gallon of kindling and tinder wood
  • 6 cut wood logs
  • 1 lighter


  • Place two logs running parallel with each other about a foot apart from one another in a fire-safe place.
  • Next, Stack two logs lying crosswise over the two logs about a foot apart. Like building a log house.
  • Place all of the kindling in the center between the logs and light it using a flint starter or a lighter.
  • Once it’s lit place a few small pieces onto the small fire to get it going.
  • Immediately place 2 more logs a foot apart from each other crosswise on the other logs to protect the young fire from going out, especially if it’s windy.
  • Add 1 log at a time to keep it going as long as you’d like.


Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: Making a fire takes about 10-15 minutes from making kindling wood to getting it started and keeping it so give yourself enough time if you plan on cooking it.
  • This fire using 6 total logs will last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Be sure to feed the fire with 1 fresh log 1 at a time for as long as you would like to keep it going.
  • When making kindling and tinder make sure the wood is on a flat stable surface and is standing up vertically.
  • Put out your fire by smothering it in the sand.
  • While fire needs air to breathe and grow, it also needs protection from the wind so that it does not go out which is why you will place on the 2 logs at the end.