There are a number of components involved in building a campfire that lasts longer and burns more evenly. Though it may require some forethought at first, it will become second-nature in no time and is completely worth the modest effort. It begins with proper starter material, small kindling on top of it, and then dry wood. The type, size, and dryness of the materials are all crucial to building a fire that starts easily and lasts. Additionally, the logs should be split if they are large. Wood types can be combined to increase the duration of the fire and stabilize the burning process. These practices will create superior ember pockets with robust yet safe heat (fewer errant embers). Use an IncinerGrateTM to simplify the process of organizing your starter, kindling, and logs, and keep them in an ideal configuration for long, clean burning.