There is nothing like sitting around a beautiful campfire with friends. So don't be that person who goes camping but doesn't know how to build a proper fire.
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 this skill.
The video above details some of the best ways to build a campfire. You'll need tinder (no, 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.
This is your basic build.
When speed is of the essence, try this one.
Try this one when Mother Nature is being difficult — i.e. it's wet.
And speaking of being difficult, if the winds are acting up, try this one.
And if you don't have all the ingredients — and that never happens, right? — this style of camp fire sidesteps the problem.
Editor's note: This story was first published in January 2018 and has been updated.