Starting a Fire in the Wilderness
How to create a fire
- Choose a good location for your fire. It should be flat, dry, and protected from the wind.
- Dig a large pit for your fire, 4 to 8 inches deep and 2 to 3 feet across. Surround the pit with rocks to keep the fire and coals contained.
• Collect tinder, kindling, and fuel. Tinder is small items that will light easily. Kindling is 6 inch sticks. Fuel are bigger branches that will keep the fire going for a long time.
•Once you have wood dust, turn the board sideways, collecting the dust in one spot.
•Rub the stick with hard pressure in the groove as fast as you can. Once you see the wood dust smoking, blow until a flame. Then move that flame to your tinder in your fire pit.Also find a stick that looks like a speare.
•Put your baseboard on a flat surface with the hole up. Rub the stick into the hole using pressure.