Category Archive: Fire

Swedish Fire – An All-Night Campfire with Only One Log

Swedish Fire – An All-Night Campfire with Only One Log I love a Swedish torch! But as I have admitted before I haven’t ever actually built one myself. I will now! If you are a camper for fun or because of an overnight hike or hunting trip you know how unpleasant it can be if …

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The Art of Stacking Firewood

The Art of Stacking Firewood As we know in order to burn properly and produce the maximum heat firewood needs to be seasoned. This can take some time. Most of us simply stack our firewood in a covered pile until ready and needed for use. If you are lucky to have a good supply already …

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Splitting Firewood With a Knife AKA Batoning

Splitting Firewood With a Knife AKA Batoning Not only does batoning actually take less energy to chop wood into kindling, but it is a method available to most people in a survival scenario. Many people actually carry a knife on their belt or in the trunk of their car. Fewer folks tote an axe with …

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Primitive Fire Thong

Primitive Fire Thong First used in Southeast Asia the fire thong is a primitive method of fire making. Rattan is the preferred material to use as it has both the flexibility and strength for the job. You never know what you could have or not have in a disaster scenario so learning as many primitive …

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Self-Activating Fire Extinguisher

Self-Activating Fire Extinguisher Fire danger is near and dear to me. First I have always been afraid of being burned. I was burned as a child and have never forgotten the excoriating pain it caused. Secondly because of the lives lost to such a horror. In the picture above 3 children ages 7-13 lost their …

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Firewood Heat Value Comparison Charts

Firewood Heat Value Comparison Charts It really does matter what wood you choose to burn and stockpile. One cord of the right wood can produce the same amount of heat as around 200 gallons of fuel oil! Many homeowners stop burning wood due to the sooty mess it can leave behind. But it doesn’t have …

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Genius Tip for Making Chopping Wood Easier

Genius Tip for Making Chopping Wood Easier I love the sound of the crackling wood burning in the wood stove, watching the shadows of the flames dance on the walls of the fire place and especially the warmth provided by a campfire. Chopping the wood to make those moments happen I don’t enjoy! I always …

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Methods of Lighting a Campfire Without Matches

Methods of Lighting a Campfire Without Matches Especially in a survival or bug out scenario being able to light a fire is paramount to staying alive. Even if you are just backpacking or camping with your family and have forgotten the matches it can make or break the trip if you can get a campfire …

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DIY a Low Tech CFV Stove

DIY a Low Tech CFV Stove Building a low tech CFV stove is great for camping, emergencies, or during a long term SHTF! Aluminum can stoves are quick and easy. Which works to your advantage during an urgent scenario, but they have longer term limitations, ie. fuel storage, heating capacity, and durability.  CFV stoves are very efficient. The high tech CFV stoves are harder to …

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How to Carry Fire: The Apache Match

How to Carry Fire: The Apache Match An Apache match can be a real lifesaver in a bug out situation, especially one that involves bad weather or few fire making materials available to you. Once you have the original flame going you definitely under those circumstances don’t want to have to start all over because …

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