On the subject of campfires, here’s another good one: the long fire. It’s reportedly great for both warming, and cooking if you flatten the logs at one end.
In this YouTube video, iawoodsman shows us great set-up and prep for getting the fire going quickly. For example, I like the way he uses two pieces of kindling as a cross brace to support the remaining kindling over the tinder.
Here are links to the tools he mentions, the Wetterlings axe, the Trail Blazer folding buck saw, and the UCO storm-proof matches. In another excellent video, below, in which he sets up a firewood cut station, it looks like he’s using the Wetterlings 26″ Forest Axe.
These are great videos—very informative.