Here Are A Few Random Tips For Making And Burning A Survival Fire
This is a quick look at a basic fire kit, an improvised natural & manmade candle, an home made Altoids fire tin candle and a quick tip for saving energy when having a camp fire.
1. Basic Survival Fire Kit
The basic fire kit in the video below is one that I carry in my Bug Out Bag. It is super simple, lightweight and always effective. When putting this together I tried to apply the KISS principle as much as possible. Take a look at the video below to see the items I pack in my fire kit.
Click the following link to watch the video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH6N62TSUeo
2. Survival Fire: Sycamore Ball Candle
In the fall and winter months the little “seed heads” or balls on a sSycamore tree can be used as a flash tinder, they can carry an ember if they are good and dry, and you can even add a little chap stick to them to make a small improvised candle or more sustainable tinder for starting a fire. Take a look at the video below to see how to make the candle.
Click on the following link to watch the video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiRxThIGhAU
3. Survival Fire: Homemade Altoids Fire Tin/Candle
If you are looking for a way to can an emergency tinder that will flame up really well and put off a lot of heat, this little Altoids Tin/candle is easy to make and works very well and best of all it is super cheap to make. Take a look at the video below for a quick description of how I made it and to see it burning outdoors in the wind.
Click the following link to watch the video on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clgfMu2g3QY
4. Survival Fire: Energy Saving Camp Fire Tip
Cutting wood is a manly affair that many of us love to expend energy on when we are in the wilderness. But the truth is that often times, we don’t need to spend as much energy as we sometimes do. In a wilderness survival situation you should actually avoid cutting wood unless you need to. Take a look at this simple trick for saving you an bunch of time and energy when burning a camp fire.
Click on the following link to watch on YouTube if you don’t have Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQO5rBhxCg
If you have ever wanted to learn Fire by Friction take a look at the following link for a post I did on practicing with a bow and drill.
What sort of cool fire making tips or tricks do you have that you can share with us in the comments below?
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