Fire Making (How to Light a Fire) is a PDF of unknown origin that gives lots of ways to start a fire.
Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure to lay your tinder, kindling, and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it. Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning. They fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods.
I believe everyone should know how to light a fire, and more than that, everyone should carry on them the means to start a fire.
Fire is primative, but fire can save your life. I work in a prison, and even inmates that can’t have lighters and matches can light fires (its called pop lighting, and its done by sticking wire in a power outlet)
Every time I read anything fire building I now think of the famous TED talk from Gever Tulley on 5 Dangerous things you should let your kid do.
I wish I could have went to the thinking school when I was a child, but I guess with the mom I had, she kept me enrolled in her thinking school my entire childhood.
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