10 Campfire Layouts to INSTANTLY up your Camping Skills!!

10 Campfire Layouts to INSTANTLY up your Camping Skills!!

10 Bushcraft Campfire Layouts to INSTANTLY up your Camping Skills is a short video demonstrating 10 unique campfire layouts.

Filmed at the Bushcraft Camp, this short video demonstrates 10 different ways to arrange your tinder and kindling for a successful campfire layout.

These campfire layouts are perfect bushcraft projects for around the camp or for Scout’s projects.

This video was created to demonstrate 10 great fire layouts.
Not how to start a campfire.

The kindling wood used in the video is larger then recommended.
Larger wood was used to easily see the structure of each campfire layout.

We’re very curious to know which is the most popular campfire layout.

Please leave a comment and let us know which layouts you use.
And Where You Are (State/Province/Territory & Country)

You can skip forward and back to view any of the campfire layouts by clicking on the time code below.

Bushcraft Campfire Layouts – Camping Skills

The A-Frame Campfire Layout 0:48
The Centre Pole Campfire Layout 1:09
The Council/Platform Campfire Layout 1:49
The Trailguide Campfire Layout 2:31
The Haystack Campfire Layout 3:09
The Hunter Campfire Layout 3:29
The Lean-To Campfire Layout 3:44
The Lever Bar Campfire Layout 4:06
The Log Cabin/Pyramid Campfire Layout 4:31
The Tee Pee Campfire Layout 5:09



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  1. Kitty Cruising on July 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    This is an awesome video! I will be doing the council layout and the hunter layout for sure!

  2. Andrew Gutmann on July 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Log cabin burns everything up too quick. The upside down fire is more long lasting, for cooking the hunter is great, or the ole cowboy five star

  3. Domagoj Recc566 on July 19, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Isn’t the council known as the pyramid and not the log cabin?

  4. Eric Maher on July 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks, quite a few I didn’t know. I love the long fire, and one called the Siberian fire. I’m in Quebec, Canada

  5. BIG FRANK on July 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Log cabin

  6. Preston Cornett on July 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    I usually start with the hunter, when the fire gets going, it turns into a log cabin lay, then when it really gets going, it ends up as a haystack. I’ve grown up all over the US so don’t think geography had much to do with it.

  7. J Peppler on July 19, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Northern ontario winter fire…I use trail guide but lay small timbers on each side to reduce moisture drawing up from snow until fire is well going…one the three pieces are in I do a teepee with an opening to the wind….fast for burning to a good cooking fire.

  8. Jason Eke on July 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Happy New Year Everyone!! Please don’t forget to leave a comment. 🙂 Which campfire layout do you use? Did you know all 10?

  9. LIBERTY MAN on July 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    💑 Belle Année 2018 Jason 💑
    ★✩ Happy new year Jason ✩★

  10. NATAF SURVIVAL on July 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Gostei. Essas técnicas são muito boas. Parabéns. Valeu pelas dicas. Like 2. Feliz 2018.

  11. Billy Hooks on July 19, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    The Hunter , North Carolina 1st time I have seen all ten.

  12. ciaran brenn100 on July 19, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Gasoline and plastic bottles

  13. MetaPredator 87 on July 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    We are from NB, Canada. Our favorites are the teepee and the log cabin. I have seen most of them.

  14. K kooloo on July 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Innane background music drives you insane

  15. Frost Birch on July 19, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I use a combination of a teepee in the center and a 5-sided log cabin spiraling around. When I build on wet ground or snow I usually lay down a layer of thick rounds as well – two layers in the snow. Central Alberta here…

  16. Adrian on July 19, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Cool video. I’ve never seen the trail guide layout before! Looks like that would be an excellent layout for wet weather, I’m going to have to give that a try next time I’m out.
    Most of the time I just do the haystack layout, but I used the log cabin for cooking, and the teepee for faster starts. From S. Ontario.

  17. Jack Buys on July 19, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I like a log cabin on a partial council to keep the tinder off the ground and it doesn’t tip over as fast as a teepee. You could also use the same concept as the hunter fire and place a pan on top of the log cabin. Never seen the lever fire before. Michigan.

  18. Lee Barker on July 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Trail guide and hunter

  19. Robert Hensler on July 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Ontario, Canada.
    I frequently use the log cabin, and in damp conditions I use it on top of a base layer like you show in the Council. My wife tends towards the haystack.

  20. Micheal Westonn on July 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Northeastern, Pennsylvania ( Lehigh county)
    Very informative video.

  21. Adrian Oates on July 19, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Dorset, UK – Hunter primarily, then develops naturally into a Haystack

  22. Kevin Bowen on July 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Saw this post on BCUSA, from Northeast GA. I have used most of these but mostly the teepee, log cabin, haystack, Dakota fire hole (not mentioned on here and very necessary to know what’s beneath the ground for), and one of my very favorite lays, the upside down or council fire. I would use the lean to or A frame with a small stone reflector wall but my fires are usually a bit more medium size. Great video, especially demonstrating in these conditions. I particularly appreciate the trail guide, I’ll have to try that one soon on a damp or wet day!

  23. Brian Ervin on July 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    The hunter most of the time, but combine the hunter and council for cooking when camping on a sandbar or beach. Mississippi

  24. cornflake73 on July 19, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I am partial to the council, although, the hunter is a close 2nd for me

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