Now that you’ve picked your spot, it’s time to build a teepee. The “teepee” shape is a perfect architectural style for your fire lay. This cone shaped cluster of kindling and tinder should be free standing I your prospective camp fire spot. It can be set up one stick at a time (laborious), or formed into a cone as you collect the materials (easier!). Place a slab of dead bark on the ground if conditions are really wet, otherwise, you can simply place a little extra tinder on the ground to buffer your fire from the dampness and cold. Use a lot more of the slender pieces than you think is necessary, and try to keep the pieces long as you collect them. Foot long pieces are a good length for the majority of your kindling twigs and sticks. Light the “teepee” on the side that the breeze is coming from, to feed air into the fire and drive the fire into the fuel. Light the tinder with any fire starting method you have available, and the rest will soon catch flame.
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