How Come My Handmade Fire keeps going out?

I made a fire with twigs and paper and dries leaves with a lighter but it literally lasts 5 to 10 secs with me blowing the ashes to make more. I wanted to roast some stuff but it just keeps going out. How can I keep it lasted like a real campfire?
Asked Mar 06, 2017
The best way to improve your fire with supplies you have at hand would probably be to sacrifice your hair and clothes for fuel. It may seem unappealing, but in a life or death situation you'd be better off bald and naked. Trust me.
Answered Mar 07, 2017
thanks, I guess ill try that in a death situation...
but thats not really what I meant...

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