Why is a good fire important? Fire has many benefits, both physical and psychological. A fire, right next to a shelter can go towards making you feel comfortable wherever you are, even if you don't need the heat from it. The fire is good for the body, and the soul, whether you are in a campsite with your family, or surviving alone in the wilderness.
Step 1: Collect the Wood
This part usually takes the longest. Collect kindling, twigs, small sticks, then branches. And if desired, collect logs or thicker branches. Collect what you think you need, then collect 5 times more. I also make sure every time I leave, I make sure I come back with a load of wood to add to my pile.