How to light a fire. Its harder than it seems to get a sustained fire going. Fire needs three things to live. Fuel, spark and air. People always add lots of fuel and spark but neglect air. By making this staggered arrangement the air has full access to the flames once you light the tinder. Be sure to put the thinnest kindling on top of the tinder so it catches the fastest.
This is a good idea. Air is always my greatest problem when starting a fire.It is especially frustrating when you are hungry, and need it to cook food.