The Needed Heat
Steps on how to create a fire in the wild.
STEP ONE: Where to put it?
Putting your fire in the proper location is vital for having the fire stay lit, or lite at all. You should look for:
- Dry, flat ground
- Protection from the wind
- Close to your shelter
- Close to firewood
STEP TWO: How to get started!
Before you try and catch anything on fire you need to prepare the area first.
- Clear the area four or five feet around where you picked your location. Make sure there are no twigs, dead grass/plants or anything else flammable.
- Dig a pit five inches deep and about three inches across
- Use some dry rocks and place it around the pit to contain everything inside
STEP THREE: Collecting the right wood.
There are three kinds of wood you need to keep the fire going.