We have a comprehensive range of fire guides on our Outdoor Hub, from selecting a site & building a fire pit, to creating a spark & igniting a fire, to cooking and craft activities over a campfire – click here to see them.
This is a selection of articles on the history of fire-making, and guides to fire-building and fire-starting techniques.
Beginners guide to making a campfire
BWCA – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness in north-eastern Minnesota
A selection of home-made fire starters as alternatives to matches or lighters,
Firewood: a start to finish guide
A comprehensive guide to sourcing & gathering, cutting & storing, seasoned wood & safety.
How to build a campfire: the right way
Good guide covering prep, lighting, fire-building techniques & extinguishing.
My Open Country (US)
How to make a pocket wax burner
Woods Monkey – ‘for anyone who takes a playful and inquisitive look at the outdoors’
How to start a fire
Extended & indepth article by legendary outdoor authority Tom Brown Jr.
Mother Earth News