Heating things up: Fire basics.

In the world of survival, one of the most important skills you can have is the knowledge and ability to build a fire quickly and safely.  For today’s Video Monday post, I found a really good video from Survival On Purpose that covers a lot of the basics of starting a fire.  If you get the chance, you may want to look them up on YouTube, if you get the time!   Without the ability to quickly build a fire for heat and cooking, you could find yourself at a disadvantage in a life or death situation.  This is a basic and you should practice it every chance you get.  I know that I no longer use a lighter to start my charcoal when I BBQ. Instead, I use a Flint Fire Starter Survival Magnesium Rod, just so I can practice when I can.  I build a small fire and then place the charcoal chimney over it to get the coals going. This is one of those skills that can actually save your life and not just make things easier.  Please take the time to watch the video and practice what you learn in it. When the time comes, you will certainly be glad that you did!

-The Sargent-

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