If you want a fire that burns for 3-4 hours with no fussing, no additional wood…just pure enjoyment…then read on. The method is simple: reverse the building process. Place the largest logs at the bottom, ensuring there is no space between them. Add a second layer of smaller logs, again ensuring no open space. Repeat until you reach the top, where you’ll place some newspaper and build a mini-kindling teepee or simply use fire-starter squares. The upside-down fire will take longer to produce flames, so be patient. You’ll have more heat, minimal smoke, and less management. Reap the rewards of the upside-down method, as counter-intuitive as it might be!