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How to Make a Fire with Flint & Steel | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with Flint & Steel | Survival Skills

So, this is a flint and steel. The nice thing about this is it has a steel attached. If it didn’t we could use a pocket knife to strike it. This one has a key chain sort of a little chain on it. Let me turn my light off so we have a better idea …


Tools Needed to Make Fire w/ Bow Drill | Survival Skills

Tools Needed to Make Fire w/ Bow Drill | Survival Skills

We’ve looked at starting a fire with a flint and steel. We talked about starting a fire with a lighter. The traditional way that people started fires for a long time is with the classic rubbing two sticks together, and that’s what this is. This is a bow drill fire. It’s made by getting a …


How to Make a Fire with a Teepee | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with a Teepee | Survival Skills

I’m just going to take this and kind of get our teepee structure set up. One of the big mistakes that people make when they’re making their fire is they think you need to put bigger sticks like this on to start. That’s pretty hard to get lit especially if you have bad weather, a …


Make a Fireplace for an Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

Make a Fireplace for an Outdoor Shelter | Survival Skills

In order to make my fireplace, what I’m going to do is scrape away a lot of the leaves that are right here. Again, very, very wet, but once I get a fire going, it’ll dry all this out, really dry, and potentially light it. So we don’t want that to happen. We’re going to …


How to Make a Fire with a Tinder Bundle | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with a Tinder Bundle | Survival Skills

Now that we have our house, we’re going to make a fire to keep it warm. There are several woods that we could use and several things that we can use for tinder. We collected grass, so we have a lot of grass like this, which is great. And instead of river grass, this is …


How to Make a Fire with Kindling | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with Kindling | Survival Skills

The key to building a fire is getting a lot of really, really little thin stuff, which is why I selected this particular branch. This is about the size of the things you want to get your fire started. We’ll throw a spark into here and that will get some ignition. You put this inside …


How to Make a Fire Using a Bow Drill | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire Using a Bow Drill | Survival Skills

So we’ll see how this works. The bow is a piece of parachute cord tied between the two ends of a piece of birch. So when you’re making a bow drill fire, you want to lock your wrist along your shin and draw the bow back and forth. Nice, smooth, long strokes. And when you …


How to Set Up a Cooking Fire | Survival Skills

How to Set Up a Cooking Fire | Survival Skills

So right now we have a nice hot fire with a lot of coals. Not really a tall fire, but we have just what we need to cook on. Even getting it down a little bit lower and having a little bit less flame and a little bit hotter coals is going to give us …

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