If you’re looking to light a fire, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that your fire is safe and efficient. Here’s how to light a fire:
1. Gather your materials. You’ll need tinder, kindling, and fuelwood. Tinder is small, dry material that will catch the spark from your lighter or match and ignite quickly. Kindling is slightly larger pieces of wood that will help the fire grow. Fuelwood is the larger logs that will keep the fire burning for an extended period of time.
2. Create a structure for your fire. Start by arranging your tinder in the center of your fire pit or fireplace in a loose pile or teepee shape. Then add kindling around it in a crisscross pattern, leaving enough space between each piece for air to circulate and help the fire burn more efficiently. Finally, add fuelwood on top of the kindling in a log cabin shape with larger logs on the outside and smaller logs on the inside.
3. Light your fire! Use a lighter or match to ignite the tinder at several points around the pile until it catches and starts to burn steadily. Once it’s burning well, add more fuelwood as needed to keep it going strong!