So you've never made a fire before, and it's cold, and you're in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, you have some matches or a lighter (Or at least I hope you do, or this post will be useless for you). Okay. Get some little shit together: dry leaves (nothing green), little sticks, even wadded balls of paper work good. This is your tinder. Scoop the tinder in a little pile. Get some thin twigs and arrange them in an open teepee fashion around the little pile of tinder. Put a larger teepee around the thin twigs with slightly larger sticks, and so on with bigger logs, always with the littlest shit on the bottom. How you arrange the sticks is vital. You always wanna put the little shit on the bottom. When you're lighting the tinder, use your free hand to block the wind. Blow on it, not too hard, but not too lightly, either. If you do it right, you should be able to light it with one match and have a fire going in a few minutes. Ask more experienced people how to do it without a match, I'm still inexperienced with that. But I've met a few people on the road who had absolutely no clue whatsoever how to start a fire even with matches and a lighter, so I hope this helps at least a little bit.