Campfires: A key ingredient to a fun, successful and complete camping trip! Without a campfire you are missing out on the essence of what camping is all about! There is something about having a campfire when camping that makes your trip authentic and relaxing. Here is a detailed guide on everything you need to know about campfires. How to make a campfire, campfire safety and some ideas on how you can really make the most out of your campfire. Not only does it cook your food and keep you warm, but it also sets the camping mood. A campfire is the beating heart of any camping trip.