Fire – How to build

Fire – How to build

 

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A survivalist’s first skill is and should always be, knowing how to make a roaring campfire. Without fire, an evening in the wilderness can seem a lot more daunting, cold and scary.
Here are a few main things that are good to know.

Always clear a space. Plan where you’ll be starting your fire pit, clear leaves, brush, anything flammable. Bare earth is best!
Tinder. This is your fire starter. Dry leaves, dry moss or bark are the best.
Kindling. This is where your little fire grows up. Use mostly twigs, small branches.
Fuel wood. This is what gives it life! Make sure wood is dry, and not too big. You don’t want to start from the beginning! 
Maintain! Plan for logs the size of your forearm to burn for 30-45 minutes. 
Put it out! Give yourself 30 minutes to properly put out a fire. Dumping a bucket will make it very difficult to reuse in the near future. Instead, sprinkle water on the fire to ensure all embers are out. Once the ashes stop emitting heat, you know it’s safe to leave.

For step by step instructions on how to build a fire

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/09/04/how-to-build-a-roaring-campfire/