1. Head to the woodshed, found at all designated hut and campfire sites. You will find an axe there. Only use it if you know what you are doing! Chop an armful of wood into smaller pieces. This is especially important, if the logs feel damp. Even if the wood is damp on the outside, it will most likely be dry on the inside.
2. Next you need tinder. Not (necessarily) the mobile application. If you have a knife, carve thin pieces of angel hair, wood chips, off a log. This takes some effort and nerves but will save time in the end, as the thin wood chips will get your fire going quickly. If you don’t have a knife, find birch logs and tear some bark off. Birch bark makes excellent tinder, as it’s full of oils. It will catch fire even when wet. Never tear bark off a living birch! Bark is the skin of trees. If torn, the tree is vulnerable to disease. All in all you need at least a handful of tinder to get the fire started. Also, find some small pieces of wood, kindling, in the woodshed unless you have already chopped some by axe.
3. Place the bundle of tinder in the middle of fire pit. If there is snow in the pit, start by placing 3-4 large logs on the bottom for insulation. Then add the tinder. There might be matches near the fire place, there might not. Bring your own, just to be sure. Light the tinder and add some very thin wood on top of it. A good kindling is larger than tinder but much smaller than a log found in the shed. Fire needs oxygen, so spread the small wood slightly apart. Wait for the fire to grow before adding more kindling. If you pile the larger wood too early, the fire might suffocate. Once the kindling has ignited properly and you see larger flames, you can be sure the fire has started. Now you can start adding the big logs.
4. Enjoy the fire you made happen!