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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:13 pm
by Ryan
Yes, fire! A very important thing to have in almost every situation.

This first video covers the basics to starting any fire. It also exemplifies the use of Magnesium for creating the spark to start the fire.

This next clip is another example of fire by friction using the bow and drill method...

This next clip is an example of fire by friction using the hand drill method...

I wanted to find a video using the fire plough method because it would be the next step down from the two previous methods. In the fire plough method the drill would be a bit longer and instead of spinning the drill in a circular depression on the flat board to create an ember you would slide the drill in a groove along the flat board. The below clip demonstrates a similar process except this is using bamboo instead of wood...

One other helpful tip I couldn't include as a video clip because embedding was disabled. Basically it is for when you are going to be in extremely wet climates. The tip is to carry little strips of rubber in your fire kit. It could be strips of inner tube, tires, or whatever and a lighter. You would then use the lighter to light the strip of rubber on fire and use it like a match. Why this is helpful is a misguided drop of rain could extinguish a match. Keeping a lighter burning for too long could cause it to explode... but in the very least you are wasting precious lighter fluid. Why the other methods are not very effective is because it is very difficult to find dry kindling and virtually impossible to find dry tinder. So, you would instead find a dead piece of standing wood and cut shavings from the center where the wood is still dry and light them with your rubber match.

Anyway, there are other methods like using a magnifying glass or a parabolic mirror but those are dependent on clear sunny days and best used when the sun is at, or around, its highest point.

Re: Fire!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:24 pm
by Sabina
This is kind of nifty, check it out. I think you'll like it.



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Re: Fire!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:22 pm
by Ryan
[El] Yeah, it is a fairly cool site too...

Re: Fire!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:54 pm
by mirjana
This is great practical solution for making fire for cooking. Excellent idea! =0)
I have always admired practical intelligence very much. =0)
Thank you.