Fire Ring

Creating a fire ring will help contain your fire. Choose an area in a clearing so that you can keep sparks away from trees or brush. Clear a spot for The circle of rocks. Remove sticks and branches or anything that may catch fire from stray sparks. Collect large, dry rocks to encircle your fire. …

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Fire Plow

This technique requires determination, but works well. Find a piece of softwood for your plow board, about 118 inches long and roughly 2 inches wide. Willow and poplar trees work well and are commonly found near streams and rivers. Use a knife or sharp rock edge to carve a groove about an inch wide and …

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Fire Piston

A fire piston, sometimes called a fire syringe, or a slam rod fire starter, is a device of ancient origin which is used to kindle fire. It uses the principle of the heating of a gas (in this case air) by its rapid compression to ignite a piece of tinder, which is then used to set …

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Fire Lighting

The ability of knowing how to light a fire is an important skill and can be a lifesaver. In a survival situation you may find yourself without matches, cigarette lighters, etc. It is important to be aware of the many different methods of fire lighting. Some methods may force you to make use of natural materials, …

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Ferrocerium Rods

Ferrocerium is a man-made metallic material that has the ability to give off a large number of hot sparks when scraped against a rough surface, such as ridged steel. It is also commonly called ferro rod and most commonly of all, mistakenly, flint (particularly in cigarette lighters). As tinder-igniting campfire starter rods it is sold …

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Criss Cross Fire

A crisscross fire, or council fire, is one of the best fire lays for cooking. This fire produces a large, deep bed of coals and is easy to maintain for long periods. It is built with layers of fuel crisscrossed at right angles to each other. To make a crisscross fire, place two logs on the ground parallel to …

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Using Condoms To Start A Fire

You can actually use a condom to start a fire in a survival situation. All you need is a condom and some water. You will fill the condom with water and squeeze into a spherical shape creating a focused lens.

Char Cloth

Char Cloth, or (Charred Cloth) is one of the best materials for catching a spark. Char cloth is a cloth (linen or cotton) that has been combusted in the absence of oxygen. You can use jeans, t-shirts, etc. Don’t use synthetic fabrics as these materials do not char and have a tendency to melt. Process:Any …

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