The long fire is a versatile, multi-purpose fire lay. The long fire begins as a trench, the length of which is layed to take advantage of existing wind. The long fire can also be built above ground using two parallel green logs to hold the coals together. These logs should be at least six inches in diameter and situated so you can lay things like cooking pots and such upon the logs. Two, one inch thick sticks can be placed under both logs, one at each end of the long fire. This is done to allow the coals to receive more air.