Tropical Island

Ways to start a fire

  • fire saw
  • fire plow
  • pump drill
  • flint and steel
  • fire piston
  • reflectors
  • two stones
  • batteries
  • The easiest and quickest way to start a fire is a flint and steel so carry it everywhere you travel no matter what!
Come to find a fire will give you a psychological edge when in a survival situation.

A fire is one of the most key elements in survival, but it is also the most deadly.

Mainly because of people getting to close to the fire, sweating and in this way dehydrating themselves.

Use low small tree branches for fire wood instead of full trees because it is easier, faster and will burn better

When burning wood it will all burn but some wood will create more than the others.

  • Coniferous trees produce much more smoke mainly because of all the tars and resins inside of the trees.
  • Deciduous trees smoke much less and have a more even less smokey burn

5 Steps

  1. Make sure that you are able to get enough oxygen to the fire or it will indeed burn out.
  2. When finding a place to start a fire especially in changing weather and windy climates, have your fire out of all this but have enough air to breathe.
  3. Their are a lot of resources for tinder to help start your fire such as mosses, grasses and other fiber materials.
  4. If you are in a moist climate put thin tinder in your pocket to dry it out (body heat helps a great deal in drying it out)
  5. Fifth is once you have a fire going especially in this kind of situation NEVER, EVER LET THE FIRE GO OUT!!!