19 thoughts on “10 Campfire Layouts to INSTANTLY up your Camping Skills!!

  1. Happy New Year Everyone!! Please don't forget to leave a comment. 🙂 Which campfire layout do you use? Did you know all 10?

  2. Northern ontario winter fire…I use trail guide but lay small timbers on each side to reduce moisture drawing up from snow until fire is well going…one the three pieces are in I do a teepee with an opening to the wind….fast for burning to a good cooking fire.

  3. Cool video. I've never seen the trail guide layout before! Looks like that would be an excellent layout for wet weather, I'm going to have to give that a try next time I'm out.
    Most of the time I just do the haystack layout, but I used the log cabin for cooking, and the teepee for faster starts. From S. Ontario.

  4. I usually start with the hunter, when the fire gets going, it turns into a log cabin lay, then when it really gets going, it ends up as a haystack. I've grown up all over the US so don't think geography had much to do with it.

  5. Saw this post on BCUSA, from Northeast GA. I have used most of these but mostly the teepee, log cabin, haystack, Dakota fire hole (not mentioned on here and very necessary to know what's beneath the ground for), and one of my very favorite lays, the upside down or council fire. I would use the lean to or A frame with a small stone reflector wall but my fires are usually a bit more medium size. Great video, especially demonstrating in these conditions. I particularly appreciate the trail guide, I'll have to try that one soon on a damp or wet day!

  6. The hunter most of the time, but combine the hunter and council for cooking when camping on a sandbar or beach. Mississippi

  7. I use a combination of a teepee in the center and a 5-sided log cabin spiraling around. When I build on wet ground or snow I usually lay down a layer of thick rounds as well – two layers in the snow. Central Alberta here…

  8. I like a log cabin on a partial council to keep the tinder off the ground and it doesn't tip over as fast as a teepee. You could also use the same concept as the hunter fire and place a pan on top of the log cabin. Never seen the lever fire before. Michigan.

  9. Ontario, Canada.
    I frequently use the log cabin, and in damp conditions I use it on top of a base layer like you show in the Council. My wife tends towards the haystack.

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