Thursday, May 30, 2024

To Build A Fire


I got my hands on a fire starter like this (still have it somewhere) and successfully started a fire, but you learn the value of planning and careful preparation.   Not the most efficient way to start a fire, but very educational.


  1. I too have practiced starting fires with kits similar to this. The one Pro-Tip I can suggest : an emergency pre-manufactured tinder bundle / accellerant ready for instant use is VERY useful when you need fire NOW. Especially in conditions where the user is wet and cold which makes it far more difficult to get all your materials together for it.

  2. I wonder how many have read the Jack London story. Whatever grade it was that I read it, was over 50 years ago.

  3. I've put a metal dual-hole pencil sharpener in y fire kit for that reason.
    Any twig or stick up to fat crayon size is rendered into paper-thin tinder in seconds.

    And with wet thick sticks, it'll get down to dry inner wood pretty quickly.