Skills

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

I have spent a lot of time in the woods of Southeast Alaska. If you don’t know, Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which is actually a temperate rain forest. If you wanted to start a campfire there you couldn’t just wait for a sunny day. That …

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How to Make a Fire in the Wild with Sticks

How to Start a Fire with Sticks

Primal man survived the dangers of the wild and built civilization using fire. Today we have access to many things you can use to build a fire. Matches and lighters are nice and easy. If you don’t have those, there are still many methods you can use, from flint and steel …

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How to Start a Fire without Matches

How Start a Fire Without Matches (or a Lighter)

You’re out in the woods but you just discovered that your waterproof matches may be resistant to rain, but that flash flood still carried them away. Welp. Or perhaps your little sister used the last of your lighter fluid without telling you. You prepared as you should, but circumstances beyond …

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