Fire Starting

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.

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  • •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.


  • •You will need a baseboard that is 2 feet long. Carve a small whole in the center of the baseboard.

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  • •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.