There are a few concepts in building a good campfire that are fundamental. One of these is the ember core. As the fire starts, this will consist of a “pocket” of kindling in the bottom center of the logs, as your fire burns hot, red embers will fall to the bottom. Keep these in the bottom, middle of your fire and add additional wood around this ember core. As new wood burns, additional embers will fall into the middle, replenishing the embers and maintaining your Ember Core. This will help to keep the fire burning strong and consistently while reducing the number of stray embers.