To build a bonfire, first dig a 12 inch deep ditch, or make a circle with bricks or rocks around the area where the bonfire will be located. Place 2 logs in the center about 2 feet apart and fill the middle with kindling items. Put 2 more logs on top in the opposite direction of the first layer and put long tree branches in the middle. Continue this process until it is the height you want, then make a tepee shape around the stack with long branches. Use a lit, twisted piece of newspaper to light it and have fun!