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This is my take on an easy way to have a great campfire
 
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Step 1: First step - Fire starter

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I build my fires with homemade egg carton fire starter(lot of great instructables on that) I use pet bedding shavings to make mine, they work great.

Step 2: Second step - small logs

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I place to small diameter logs about 10 inches apart and place the fire starter in the middle

Step 3: Third step - 2 x 4 kindling

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Place 2 x 4's that are about 12 inches long or any other milled lumber is great for kindling; stack on top of small logs. I usually split the 2 x 4s making them 2 x 2, they catch fire quicker.

Step 4: Fourth step - light

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Now light the fire starter and arrange the milled wood (2 x 4s or  2 x 2) above the flame so as not to smother the flames

Step 5: Fifth step - Add large logs

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As the fire continues to grow add larger logs and get ready to make s'mores.
mholcomb17 months ago
Cool instructions! When our son was in cub scouts, they built fire starters using the cardboard egg cartons, stuffed with clothes dryer lint & then poured some melted wax (parents part) on top. You can also pour the melted wax on dry pine cones to give as gifts for those who use their fireplaces.