1. You'll need to gather three types of firewood. The first group is called tinder, or twigs, which will burn quickly and easily. Crumple several balls of newspaper (traditionalists can opt for pieces of dried birch bark), and pile them in the pit. Then use the tinder to build a tepee around the pile.
Sitting around the fire as a family, laughing, singing campfire songs, playing games and just enjoying the particularly cool, summer evening is something that we should all experience. This should be on your bucket list, if you haven't done this already. I saw a $20 small BBQ at Cost Plus that would be perfect for making smores if you have limited space at home. Imagine pulling a few chairs around that little BBQ to make both smores and memories with your own family. The ideas are limitless, and it only requires a little creativity.