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Tinder Stick

A tinder stick, or feather stick is a piece of wood that can be used as kindling It is made by shaving a stick (with shallow cuts) towards the end, making a head of thin curls. When there are not enough small logs and sticks around to use in making a fire, a tinder stick works great. It catches fire more …

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Tinder Bundle

The tinder bundle is the most essential element in making fire. It is used to blow the coal / ember from the fire set into an actual flame. Fluffy and fibrous materials are key. You want to fuzz up the material so it will ignite easily.  You want it to be soft and pliable. To achieve this, vigorously work the tinder between …

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5 Tips to Help Start a Fire with Wet Wood 

In a camping or survival situation, needing to start a fire with wet wood can be a bit of a nightmare. However, in urgent situations where your surrounding environment is wet and potentially cool, it’s important to be able to get that life-saving warmth going.  Can You Start A Fire With Wet Wood?  The short …

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How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass

Starting a fire with a magnifying glass is essential for survivalists or avid outdoorsmen. Why a magnifying glass? It works as an excellent substitute for starting fires in the absence of matches or a lighter. When you’ve exhausted your lighter fuel and matches and your fire steel is worn down, a magnifying glass could be the …

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10 Best Survival Matches to Withstand the Elements

When you’re out in the wilderness, it is absolutely critical that you come prepared. An essential item for preppers is survival matches. We’ve examined many essentials for survival, and today we’re looking at the 10 best survival matches to consider keeping in your gear. After all, the benefits of being able to make fire on …

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