How to Create a Fire in the Wilderness
Gathering the Needed Materials
To build a fire in the wild, you mush first get your materials needed to start the fire. These materials would be:
Tinder: These are small materials that will easily ignite with a spark. Tinder could be dry grasses, fungus, mosses, or shredded bark.
Kindle: These are medium sized materials that will catch the flame from the tinder quickly. Small twigs, dried leaves, or larger pieces of bark could be used as kindle.
Wood Logs: This is that large and sustainable material used to keep the fire burning once it has started. The wood should be as dry and as dead as possible for it will help it catch on fire quicker.
The Teepee Method
- Clear out an area for the fire. This cleared area will be called the fire pit
- Wad the tinder into a ball, about 4 inches in diameter, and then put it in the center of the fire pit
- Stack the kindling into a cone around the tinder
- Lean the logs on the kindling
Getting the Fire Going
The Log Cabin Method
- Build a small teepee of tinder and kindling in the center of the fire pit (Optional)
- Stack the logs in an alternating pattern in the shape of a square around the teepee