Building a campfire is a must for almost any camping trip. The campfire creates an unforgettable ambiance that becomes the meeting place for storytelling, relaxing, and hanging out with your other camping buddies.

But you might be wondering, can I just use any type of wood for my firewood? Well, you’d be surprised that there are many types of firewood to choose from and they each have their own pros and cons and there also are wood you don't want to because it can get you sick or die from it like treated lumber, pallets, poisonous trees.

Many of us spend huge chunks of our daily lives stuck in front of a computer or in traffic. So when we are given a chance to go outdoors and perhaps build a campfire, it is a very special experience. The smell, the warmth, the sight! The feeling of being around a campfire is an experience like no other.

Whether you’re sharing that moment with your entire family roasting marshmallows or taking a solo trip to reflect in the quietude of nature, a good campfire is always a welcome thing.

What Is the Best Firewood for Camping? 

While there is no definitive answer on which firewood is best, there are definitely several which are a cut above the rest. 

Kiawe, Ironwood, Guava, Mango, Monkey Pod, Lychee