Who doesn’t love sitting around a fire on a cool fall night, or a crackling fireplace? But what if you needed to start a fire for survival? Do you have the firemaking skills required for your survival?
First thing is to know the basics of fire safety and fire starting:
- Always light your fire from the upwind side.
- Make sure to lay your tinder, kindling, and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it.
- Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning.
Firemaking skills fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods.
Modern Methods for Firemaking
Modem igniters use modem devices–items we normally think of to start a fire.
- Matches: Make sure these matches are waterproof...