Tag: Fire

Starting a Fire With Sticks – Tips For Newbies

Starting a Fire With Sticks – Tips For Newbies

I have nothing against owning things like matches, magnesium sticks, and lighters for starting a fire. The problem I have is that many people rely on them too much when in the wild. What if you lose your matches or lighter? Will know the steps for starting a fire with sticks? Primitive fire starting is something we ...

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How to Make Waterproof Matches

How to Make Waterproof Matches

Are matches your primary way of making a fire? If so, then I highly recommend you learn how to make waterproof matches. While it’s possible to buy waterproof matches, you can save a few bucks by making them yourself. Regular matches become useless when wet. But the waterproof ones will keep working, which can be a ...

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How to Make a Fire Using the Bow Drill Method

How to Make a Fire Using the Bow Drill Method

In the wild, you must keep yourself warm, dry, and fed. The best way to do this is to know how to build a fire. As we’ve shown you in previous articles, there are dozens of ways to make a fire. Some of these methods are easier than others, but they all work nonetheless. In this article, we’re going to focus on one of ...

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Starting a Fire With a Dead Lighter

Starting a Fire With a Dead Lighter

For survival fire starting, lighters are one of the best tools to have in your backpack. But like all things, they are prone to fail. Specifically, lighters eventually run out of fuel, in which time most people throw them away. But did you know that it’s possible to start a fire with a dead lighter. Yes, you read that ...

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3 Bushcraft Skills That Can Save Your Life

3 Bushcraft Skills That Can Save Your Life

Bushcraft is defined as the “skill of living in the bush”. It’s based on the idea that Mother Nature has all the resources required for survival. These interrelated skills can help you survive and thrive while in the wild. Whether you’re in a survival situation, on a camping trip, or living off the grid, know that ...

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Starting a Fire Without Matches – 6 Unique Ways

Starting a Fire Without Matches – 6 Unique Ways

Whether you’re in the wild, or in an urban setting, starting a fire without matches is a crucial skillset to have. As you know, fire serves many purposes in the wild, including heating food and water, providing warmth, lighting up the way at night, and even allowing you to defend yourself against predators. But none ...

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4 Ways to Make a Fire in the Wild

4 Ways to Make a Fire in the Wild

Whether it be for survival or camping, you must know how to make a fire. It’s one of the most basic survival skills you can learn. Why is it so important? For one, it allows you to cook food. Some foods that you catch and kill in the wild may not be suitable for human consumption until cooked. Edible bugs are a ...

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