More is Better

When a fire is in order, more wood is better…

You have to acquire LOTS of reasonably-dry fuel to make it through a cold night. LOTS and LOTS if you have cold days as well. Think large piles of wood!

Separate the piles into tinder (very small stuff that gets the fire going), small, medium, large, and “all-nighter”-size.

Keeping your wood dry until ready for a fire may be a challenge. Place it away from precipitation using natural features at or near your shelter (underneath a rock overhang, piled at the base of a large tree, etc.). A spare ground-cover or tarp works well.