A successful camping trip or night outside in the backyard is brought to life by a hearty, slow-burning campfire. How else are you going stay warm and roast s’mores or cook up a filling camp meal? The key to a safe, long-lasting campfire is all in the fuel you choose and how you arrange it. You’ll need different sizes of logs and small kindling, or camp-bought firewood split into different sizes if your site does not let you bring in or collect firewood. Newspaper, or a paper napkin in a pinch, works as your firestarter.