How to Build a Campfire to Survive the Cold Nights on Minecraft

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A campfire is a light-emitting block which can be used to cook food, act as a light source, or act as a smoke signal. A soul campfire is a variant of the campfire with cyan flames. Campfires can be crafted, however they are able to be found in some village houses, acting as a chimney. They can only be reclaimed by mining them by using a tool with the Silk Touch enchantment, otherwise, they are going to drop charcoal.


In Minecraft, Campfires has some functions such as below :

  • A source of light.
  • A decorative fireplace, that will not spread fire to other blocks.
  • Cooks up to four food items in 30 seconds, including Raw Beef, Raw Porkchop, Raw Rabbit, Raw Chicken, Raw Mutton, Raw Cod, Raw Salmon, Kelp and Potato.
  • Enable act as a smoke signal if a hay bale is used; or a marker to a player’s base.
  • Placing a campfire underneath a beehive or bee nest lets a player gather honey without angering the bees.
  • Campfires will be able to deal damage to mobs like magma blocks, even if underwater, with the exceptions of guardians and shulkers.


These are the materials you need to use to craft a campfire:

  • 3 Sticks
  • 1 Charcoal or 1 Coal
  • 3 Wood or 3 Logs

Here are steps to craft a Campfire in Survival Mode:

  • Open the Crafting Menu

First, you need to open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid.

  • Add Items to build a Campfire

In the crafting menu, you will be able to see a crafting area which is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To build a campfire, you have to place 3 sticks, 1 charcoal or 1 coal, and 3 wood or 3 logs in the 3×3 crafting grid. When you are making a campfire, it is very important that the items are placed in the exact pattern. In the first row, there must be 1 stick in the middle box. In the second row, there must be 1 stick in the first box, 1 charcoal or coal in the second box, and 1 stick in the third box. In the third row, there must be 1 wood or 1 log in each of the 3 boxes. You are able to use any wood or log, in this example, we used oak logs. This is a simple crafting recipe for a campfire. Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the campfire is going to appear in the box to the right.

  • Move the Campfire to Inventory

After you have crafted a campfire, you are able to move the new item to your inventory.

  • Congratulations, you have made a campfire in Minecraft. Finally, you are able to survive the cold nights on Minecraft.

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