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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 serve various purposes. It helps you stay warm and dry. You can cook food with it, as well as sterilize water and bandages. It can drive away dangerous animals away and even flying insects with the smoke. Of course, it may also be used as a signal that you need help. Picking a Fireplace Before you start a fire, pick a place for it. Make sure you choose well as location is important. First look for a place that is sheltered and protected against the wind and has ample supply of wood and fuel. There should be no dry vegetation nearby or anything that might catch fire. As anyone would know, the number priority is always safety. 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 will prevent a ground fire as well as leave zero trace of the fire, save for soot stones. Choosing Your Material
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To begin a fire, you need to do slowly – that is, with small pieces of wood at the start and then moving on to bigger pieces as the fire develops.
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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, it is important that the tinder is fully dry. So many things can be used as tinder, including resin, leaves, bark, leaves and grass. Resin is found in spruce and pine trees. What’s nice about resin is its ability to burn whether wet or dry. You can use your knife to dry sticks and pieces of bark and make them into powdery tinder. Remember, tinder is the most important part of your fire so be sure to prepare it right. If possible, cover small twigs and sticks with resin. Have enough tinder available to keep your fire going. Begin gathering tinder even before you need it, and have it in your pocket or backpack so that it’s when it’s time to use it. Kindling Highly combustible, kindling is a good addition to burning timber. Best to use are sticks and twigs that are small and dry. They must easily light when you place them on a small flame. Fuel When your fire has established, you can start adding bigger firewood pieces but not without ensuring they are completely dry. Dead trees are some of the best sources of dry firewood. Final Pointers As we have said earlier, safety must be your main priority when starting a fire. That means never leaving camp until the fire has been out completely. And definitely, it’s wise to check twice or sometimes thrice.