It is biting cold and you notice that your firewood reserve would not last another day or the firewood pieces you collected are too large for your fireplace. This means you will need to prepare more firewood to keep you and your loved ones warm during the cold day. The best way to prepare such … Read more…
Building a fire in the wild is mandatory for survival and it also a great morale booster. You should know how to build one, regardless if you are fleeing the collapsing civilization or if you are enjoying a camping trip. Picking the right wood to build a fire is the most important step to get … Read more…
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There are few things more frightening than camping for several days in a remote backcountry shelter, only to be disturbed by unwanted guests. If your bugging out plan implies camping in the wild, you need to learn seven principles of safe camping. Once the brown stuff hits the fan, it will be every man for … Read more…
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Birch Bark is one of the best tree barks for fire tinder and it will light even when it’s damp. Why? Because the natural oils in birch bark is very flammable. For a successful “survival” fire, preparation is critical. Most all of the work is done prior to sparking or lighting the fire. Other than […]
You may say that you already know how to build a campfire. In fact, everybody knows how to build a campfire. However, allow me to offer some suggestions that could facilitate things for you when you need to start a campfire in the wilderness. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors and I’ve … Read more…
I’ve gotten several messages from people expressing concern that if they try to cook over an open fire during a widespread disaster, they’ll attract hungry and dangerous people. One thing you can do to keep down the smell is avoid cooking with spices (add them after you’re done cooking), but obviously people will still see […]
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I keep a fire starter kit in a Ziploc bag in each of my various ‘bags’ (72-hour kit, my Versipack’s for hiking or outdoor adventures, etc..). The ability to make fire is one of the essentials of survivability, and having more than one way to make a fire is just good preparedness. Within my fire-starter […]
During a major disaster, you probably won’t have the convenience of modern utilities such as gas, electricity, and clean water. Whether you’re in the city for work or in the wilderness on vacation, you’ll need to turn back to the basics of survival if the SHTF. Your immediate priorities should be shelter, water, fire, and […]
Guest article, by ‘NRP’… Here is the situation; TSHTF big time, there is no one to help you and you need to get home, or to your BOL, or to safety somewhere else. You find yourself out in the middle of nowhere with only your GHB and maybe a few other items you have […]
The ability to make a fire in the wilderness is undoubtedly one of most important survival skills that one can master. There are many ways to create a fire and your success depends greatly on the type of fuel sources you have available. The examples listed in this article will never fail you and are … Read more…
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A Dakota Fire Hole is simply a method of building a fire that utilizes a number of advantages over other types of fires. It will burn hot, it will use little wood, and will release very little smoke (stealth). First though, here is how to build a Dakota Fire Hole (pit)… How to dig […]
A fire piston is an ancient device used to create embers for starting a fire. It’s usually made out of wood or metal, though in the distant past people even made them from bones. The principle behind it is adiabatic heating, where air is compressed so much and so quickly that it heats up to […]
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15 Unique Ways to Start a Fire Imagine you’re lost in an abandoned city after the end of the world as we know it. The sun is going down and the air is getting cold, but your one and only lighter is out of fuel, and you don’t have any other fire starting tools. What …
Every prepper knows you’re supposed to put fire starting materials in your bug out bag and with the rest of your survival supplies. Fire is life, and having a way to start one during a disaster is crucial. However, you could find yourself in a situation where you […]
Being able to start a fire is one of the basic skills that everyone should have. Making a fire in the wild will help you stay warm, cook food, treat water, have emotional comfort and so much more. Making a fire under challenging scenarios is a drill that people should practice because things won’t … Read more…
Fire Craft 101
Josh “The 7P’s of Survival”
If you follow my blog you know I like to practice every possible means of fire making available. This week’s live show will feature a look into my fire kits, basic means of starting a fire, proper fire prep to get fire in any condition, primitive fire, sure fire, 18th fire starting and tips and tricks. If you have been having any issues with fire making please feel free to call into the show or join chat and I will gladly try to help you find a solution.
I will start the show out with a short section on the physics of fire as you have to understand fire to make it work for you. I will then transition into types of fire starting devices and follow that up with tinder materials. Once those bases are covered I will tell you what makes it into my pocket fire kit and what makes it into my large fire kit. We will then transition into a proper fire lay and how to make sure you are able to get a fire in any conditions. We will then cover fire lays and how to make them work for you. Finally as time allows we will touch on primitive fire making methods.
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If there’s one bad habit that we all share, it’s a lack of imagination when it comes to thinking through survival situations. And yes, even preppers fail to fully consider these situations from time to time. We’re all human.
What, you may ask, am I talking about?
Well, stop what you’re doing for a moment, and try to imagine a survival situation. Are you being mugged? Fighting a wild animal? Trying to escape from a burning building? In any of these scenarios, did you imagine yourself not winning the fight or otherwise failing to survive? If you didn’t do that, then you’re not really preparing yourself for the worst.
If instead, you try to imagine what it would take for you to fail, you’ll start to consider really scary possibilities that you had overlooked before, and you’ll be a better prepper for it. You should also try to apply this mental exercise to all of your survival skills, and see what you come up with. You’ll get a really strong sense of where your strengths and weaknesses are.
If say, you try applying this mental exercise to your ability to make a fire, you’ll probably come up with a really obvious scenario that a lot of people overlook. What if you were in a survival situation, and you had to make a fire while it’s raining? Even if the rain has stopped there’s a really good chance that every bit of wood you find is going to be soaking wet. How are you going to create warmth when you need it the most?
Well ponder no longer because this is how it’s done.
Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.
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Depending on the weather and season, you might not always have nice dry wood lying around to start a fire with. Here are some tips and instructions how to start a fire in an environment of wet wood: TINDER You will need to procure (or have) some dry tinder. The tinder should be the […]
This week Mike and I discuss everything you ever wanted to know about fire making. We start off talking about several methods of ignition. With our favorite being dispoible lighters. You should be carrying one at all times. We bring up methods that we have not had luck with. Neither of us cares for fire pistons. Next we jump into different forms of tinder. No not the dating app. The Survivalpunk prefered tinder is made from coconut oil. We even have a Youtube Video using coconu sex lube as fire tinder.
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