51. Build a campfire.
There are three components:
1. The tinder — bone-dry, snappable twigs, about as long as
your hand. You need two complete handfuls. Try birch bark; it burns
long and hot.
2. The kindling — thick as your thumb, long as your forearm, breakable with two hands. You need two armfuls.
3. Fuel wood — anything thick and long enough that it can’t
be broken by hand. It’s okay if it’s slightly damp. You need a
Step 1: Light the tinder, turning the pile gently to get air underneath it.
Step 2: Feed the kindling into the emergent fire with some pace.
Step 3: Lay on the fuel wood. Pyramid, the log cabin,
whatever — the idea is to create some kind of structure so that plenty
of air gets to the fire.