A Beginners Guide To Kits
How to Start a Fire for Survival To know how to build a fire is among of the most essential skills useful in the wilderness. A fire can meet different needs. It keeps you dry, warm and comfortable. You will be able to cook food and sterilize bandages and water with it. It can shoo away dangerous animals, including flying insects that are sensitive to smoke. Of course, you can also use it to signal for help. Selecting a Fireplace Before you start a fire, pick a place for it. Make sure you choose well as location is important. First find a place where there's good supply of wood and fuel and the fire can be protected from the wind. Also make it a point that nothing nearby, such as dry vegetation, can catch fire. As you probably know, safety is always the number one priority. Prior to starting the fire, whether on a flat shale rock, a layer of stones or on solid ground, the area must be cleared of any debris. This keeps the possibility of a ground fire at bay and will make sure no traces of the fire are left, except soot stones. Choosing Your Material The Essentials of Gear - The Basics To build a fire, you have to do it slowly, starting with tiny pieces of wood, then going on to bigger pieces as the fire picks up. Study: My Understanding of Products Tinder You need a material that will be easy to start a fire with, such as good tinder, which only requires a spark to ignite. Of course, the tinder should be totally dry. There are many things you can use for tinder such as grass, leaves, resin, bark and paper. Spruce and pine trees are sources of resin. What's nice about resin is its ability to burn whether wet or dry. just use your knife. Remember, tinder is the most important part of your fire so be sure to prepare it right. Rub resin on small twigs and sticks if possible. Have enough tinder available to keep your fire going. Start collecting tinder before you actually need it, and always put it in your backpack or pocket so it's available when you have to use it. Kindling Kindling is highly combustible and great to add to your burning tinder. The best choices are small and dry sticks and twigs. They can easily light the moment you add them to a small flame. Fuel As your fire is established, you can begin adding larger bits of firewood, but make sure they are totally dry. Dead trees are particularly good sources of dry firewood. Final Pointers As mentioned, when starting a fire, safety must be a top priority. That means never leaving camp until the fire has been out completely. And definitely, it's wise to check twice or sometimes thrice.