There is nothing like sitting around a beautiful campfire while surrounded by loved ones. So don't be that person who goes camping but can't properly build one.

You probably know how to start a basic fire (from our helpful how-to guide), but it's time to flex your Survivorman muscles and dig deeper into various scenarios.

The video above details some of the best ways to build a campfire. You'll need tinder (not the app), kindling, fuel and oxygen to get started.

After that, it's up to you to figure out which of these scenarios best fits your needs.

Log cabin

Log Cabin campfire


Teepee campfire


Pyramid campfire


Lean-to campfire


Star campfire

5 ways to build a campfire
There are several different ways to start a campfire. Let's walk through each one.