This V fire lay is a modified version of the long fire. The way the V fire is arranged allows you to either block strong winds, or take advantage of light breezes. During high wind conditions, the part of the lay where the two logs come together is placed in the direction from which the winds are coming. This will shelter the tinder (kindling) for ignition. Reversing the lay will funnel light breezes into the tinder (kindling) making it easy to ignite.