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How to Start a Fire Without Kindling

Starting a fire can mean the difference between life and death depending on where you are in the world or what the circumstances are. While that might sound a bit extreme, starting a fire can at the very least mean the difference between being warm and comfortable versus cold and miserable. At any rate, the …

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5 Bushcraft Skills Every Survivalist Should Know

Developing a broad array of bushcraft skills is both rewarding and practical, and there are some essential skills that may save your life. To survive and thrive in any outdoor environment, these are some of the most important skills to have in your bushcraft quiver. 1. How to Stay Warm and Dry Hypothermia can be …

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How to Use Flint and Steel to Light a Fire

Fire starting and fire-making is your birthright. We are the only species on the planet that has the ability to harness fire at will. Many scientists believe cooked protein was one of the keys to our massive brain growth. Eating meat led to smaller stomachs, bigger brains – Harvard Gazette While some fire starters are …

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Beginner’s Guide on Fire Pistons and How To Use Them

Fire was first discovered in the Early Stone Age, approximately 400,000 years ago. It has been an essential part of human survival ever since. Of all the survival skills that young Cub Scouts and Eagle Scouts are taught, quickly building fires is possibly the most important of the lot. It lets you cook food, purify …

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Beginner’s Guide to Ferro Rods & How to Use Them

I can still remember sitting in front of my fireplace with a ball of torn paper strips, a magnesium rod, and a Ferro rod fire starter. I would shave a little of the magnesium bar onto the paper and then try my best to shower sparks onto the magnesium using the included striker. I was …

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How to Make Char Cloth and Use It to Start a Fire

The making of char cloth can be done in a fireplace, backyard fire pit, or anywhere you decide to start a fire. Making it with kids is a great little activity that can get them around the fire and away from electronic distractions. Making and using char cloth are great skills to add to your …

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Survival Fires: Everything You Need To Know

A campfire is not a survival fire. That distinction is something that we need to make early on. Building a survival fire is about improving your chance for SURVIVAL. When you are starting a campfire for leisure and roasting marshmallows it’s just a different experience and requires a different degree of speed and effectiveness. To …

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