Fire Starting

The ability to start a fire is crucial. Eating uncooked food, especially meat is extremely dangerous, because it could potentially be infected with parasites or bacteria. Here is an excellent resource for fire starting techniques: http://www.ssrsi.org/ods/fire.htm

In addition, I would like to note that since fire starting is so important, it is critical that you possess more than one method of doing it. Don’t just carry matches and think that you are good. Anything could happen to those matches or that lighter. Instead carry several methods of starting a fire, and carry them in different places. Place one method in your Load bearing Vest, one in your backpack, several in your vehicle and your shelter.

Also try to learn several methods for fire starting. Try the flint and steel first, then move on to the bow method and so forth. This way no matter what the circumstances you won’t be left out in the cold.

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