Making the perfect campfire

 Making the perfect campfire
The secret is the perfect Tee pee shape that keeps the wood burning

RVers and campfires go together.

Campfires are a great way for people to congregate, have fun, and spend time together. It's hard, in fact, to imagine an RV adventure without a campfire. I can spend hours gazing at the flames. It's a way to decompress, relax and enjoy the out of doors.

But when the fire varies in intensity, smokes a lot, or requires a lot of tending, the fun factor diminishes pretty quickly.

The steel bars break down into two 13-x-13 inch pieces for easy storage in an RV

So check this gizmo out… the FIREase Campfire Builder,  a professionally welded and coated steel bar that goes in the fire circle on top of the kindling and starter materials and keeps the logs and fire wood in that perfect teepee shape. No more falling logs or wood that collapses on each other. The way this device keeps the wood upright, you get a perfect campfire that starts easy and burns hotter, longer and more efficiently than ever before.

This unit separates into two pieces for easy storage in the RV with the rest of your camping gear. It takes just seconds to reassemble the half-inch thick bars and it weights five pounds and is 13 x 13 inches. You could also use this in a fixed firepit at home.

So popular are these that many campgrounds have bought them and then rent them out to their campers for use each night.

This cool campfire tool helps get the fire started very fast and because the wood is always positioned upright for maximum ventilation, the wood burns in a very attractive way, with the smoke tending to go straight up rather than to the side.

Anyway, with this gizmo, I am pretty much guaranteed to have great campfires everytime.


Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


  • $75 is pretty pricey, however!

  • I’d buy two of these in a heartbeat…. but not at that price. Maybe I’d pay $29… but $75 is ludicrous

  • I agree. They are very nice…but very expensive.

  • Half the fun of a campfire is studying the fire and determining exactly where and how to place the next log and then poking at the fire with a stick to maintain optimum combustion.

    • I like your way of thinking, Steve!

  • I own two of them (one for my home and one for camping) and they are well worth the buy. I can have a fire burning very quickly and not have to spend unneccessary time dealing with twigs, kindling, etc. Especially convienent to start a quick fire after putting up a tent, unpacking camping items and am able to spend more time with the family actually roasting hot dogs and smores !

  • Is anyone else having trouble connecting to the Camp Skunk article? The link brought me here, to the fire starter article.

  • Yes, I,m having the same problem with the link to Campskunks final words on winterizing.

  • Sorry… Here’s the Campskunk link

  • Awesome….but not sure id want to travel with it

  • I read recently that the EPA is banning wood burning fireplaces and stoves. I guess that eventually they will ban Camp fires.

    • They all ready have in some places. They’ll get us all in time.

    • That’s ridiculous!!!

    • That will be a very sad day

    • Time to tell the government to take a hike.

  • This could melt this snow in PA.

  • this is what im talking about

  • Brecken Bernia have your dad look at this, and go to the web site to see it!

  • They are selling artificial camp fires in the stores now. How ridiculous is that? I am going to use presto logs this year, it is cheaper than buying firewood from the campground and it lasts all night.

  • I can’t wait to see our campfire!

  • hopefully that is only a rumor going around,

  • soon i hope

  • So ready to have a bonfire!!

  • Sean Healey here are all my secrets.

  • ideal for cooking spuds

  • Nothing better campfire with friends

  • Aaahhh. Can’t wait for one of these to sit by.

  • Hmmmmm, right — nothing better! (Except knowing how to build the perfect campfire from scratch without devices ) 🙂

  • Love a campfire!

  • Call Aunt Susie she is the best fire builder in the country ! Awesomr times on the river in our cabin.

  • SMOKE. !!!

  • Daniel Oberembt

  • Smores time!!!

  • So inviting!

  • No true outdoors person or camper would need this!

    • True Darwin. This is for rookies.

  • Hot dogs and marshmallows. Grandkids love them.

  • love sitting at my fires..much easier with wood and paper

  • Great camp fire

  • Awesome.

  • I must share this with the fire god!

  • This guy has been doing presentations on camping for years – check out his method:

  • Ha Ha Ha what a waste of time. If timbers fall over they could cause some one to get burned.

  • SMOKE. !!!

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