Category: Fire

Is Firewood a Part of Your Emergency Preparedness?

Fuel is critical to survival. Even if you have a modern home with insulation you will still be cold in without something generating heat. This is true in most winter climates of our nation. Understanding firewood as a long term survival fuel is critical. If you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation getting your hands on the wood and getting it burning is critical.

Fuel is critical to survival. Even if you have a modern home with insulation you will still be cold in without something generating heat. This is true in most winter climates of our nation. Understanding firewood as a long term …

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Make a Fire Bed and 3 Otherways to Stay Warm Outside

The cold is a monster. If you arent prepared for it and you're trapped out in it, you realize what a monster it can be. Many people lament the cold season but the majority of us spend all of our time in a heated home or workplace. 

The cold is a monster. If you arent prepared for it and you’re trapped out in it, you realize what a monster it can be. Many people lament the cold season but the majority of us spend all of our …

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How to Start a Campfire: A Basic Survival Skill

A proper campfire is a blend of science and art- it requires know-how and patience. Adverse conditions and a lack of supplies can make even the most seasoned survivalist frustrated at such a simple task.

Fire starting is obviously an important survival skill. Some of us that live in suburban or urban areas and don’t have the opportunity to go camping as often as we would like, and don’t get enough practice with the skill. …

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How To Build a Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours

How To Build a Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours - This is an efficient way to build a fire that will burn continuously and does not require ANY maintenance. This is also an excellent method to utilize if you need the heat from a fire while you are sleeping, but do not want to wake up repeatedly during the night to add more wood. So clever!

The night was colder than expected and we all assumed, for some reason, that if we built a big enough fire that it would warm us all night. However, after a couple of hours, the raging flames had died down …

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Understanding the Concept of Flint and Steel

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel - Learn how to find and make the flint from flint, chert or quartz and how to strike the steel on the flint correctly, thus creating sparks to direct at your tinder and blow into a fire.

Starting a fire with flint-and-steel is harder than most methods available these days but in an SHTF situation, this may be the only option you have. Image Credit: nwtoutfitters.com Bushcrafters still prefer this method of starting a fire than the …

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Fire Pits and Camping Trips to Get Back to Nature

How to Make a Concrete Fire Pit Bowl - I stumbled on this cool looking bowl, I liked it because its cheap to make and because its so plain to look at it makes it beautiful.

Some people fall into prepping because they are looking for a reason to access those forgotten skills. If you aren’t a hiker or outdoorsman, its kind of tough to get yourself up and head into the woods to play around. …

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Stove Necklace Idea for Ultralight Backpacking

Wearable tech is a trend that is exploding. We are just watching its most crude and early phases in things like the Fit Bit. These forms of tech are driven by modern, city living and high tech communications. However, what …

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When The World Ends: 5 Essential Items You Need To Survive if North Korea Sends Nukes

When The World Ends: 5 Essential Items You Need To Survive if North Korea Sends Nukes - While no one hopes that we enter another nuclear age, it seems it may be only time that is by our side. What would you do if we were attacked by a nuclear weapon -- as many people throughout the world have experienced at the hands of unjust governments.

You don’t have to watch the nightly news long to understand that we are under constant threat throughout the world — and that nuclear weapons threats are a reality. While no one hopes that we enter another nuclear age, it …

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How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry — I have been sharing great DIY articles for years now so I thought I had pretty much seen all there is in regards to DIY projects but boy was I wrong! This DIY mini foundry project is easy and cheap to make and best of all, you can cast your own aluminum from old soda cans.

There are lots of things in this life that simple. We should all strive towards a more simple life. It makes everything better. You might look at this foundry and wonder, why on earth, but it is a multifunction DIY …

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The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival

The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival - Lighters are convenient but have limited uses. Matches can only be used once and need a strike surface. Both matches and lighters are terrible in wet conditions. Compression pistons and the traditional flint and steel can be finicky in wet conditions as well.

Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire on a moment’s notice is an easy task with the right skills and tools. Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire …

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