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Lighting a fire for survival

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Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure you lay the 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. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/lighting-a-fire
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When it comes to fire tinder in a survival situation, you have dozens of resources available

When it comes to fire tinder in a survival situation,  you have dozens of resources available | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
As any good survivalist knows, when caught in a survival situation, one of the first tasks at hand will be to build a fire. In addition to knowing how to construct a fire in the wilderness, you’re going to have to have the appropriate resources available which includes not only fuel, but the oh-so-important tinder needed to get the fire going. With regards to fire tinder, there will be many potential sources available – some of which you may not thought about before. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/fire-tinder-resources-in-a-survival-situation
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Making Char Cloth (charcloth) - the essential outdoors firestarting material

Making Char Cloth (charcloth) - the essential outdoors firestarting material | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Char cloth (or charred cloth) is a swatch of fabric made from vegetable linen, such as cotton, that has been converted into a slow-burning fuel of very low ignition temperature. A single, small spark placed on char cloth will ignite the cloth which will begin to glow red. The slow-burning char cloth can then be used to ignite a tinder bundle to start a fire. Once ignited, it will continue to produce smoldering embers for a minute or two giving you plenty of time to place the cloth into a tinder bundle and blow on it until the bundle ignites and begins burning. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/making-char-cloth-charcloth-outdoors-firestarting-material
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How to build an efficient fire using a single log - the Swedish Fire Torch

How to build an efficient fire using a single log - the Swedish Fire Torch | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
The Swedish Fire Torch, also known as a Canadian Candle, is a simple and efficient method to make a fire using a single log. In addition to being easy to ignite and control, it burns long and provides not only excellent warmth but a stable platform for cooking. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/how-to-build-single-log-swedish-fire-torch-fire
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