Category Archive: Fire

How To Make a Fire Piston (Fire Starter)

This video is just to show what can be done with household materials.  No weapons or conduct experiments shown here without adult supervision. Please take all appropriate protective measures. We are not responsible for any misuse, we are just a provider of information shown. Another great weekend project, and a new twist on an age old primitive back woods fire …

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Three Practical Uses for Cork From Wine Bottles

Three Practical Uses for Cork From Wine Bottles Think twice about tossing the cork plug from your wine bottles, because you can benefit from using them for a few practical purposes. Remember that improvisation is king in terms of being able to make do with limited resources in periods of crisis or survival, and these …

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Fort McMurray Wildfire Demonstrates SHTF Response Complications

Fort McMurray Wildfire Demonstrates SHTF Response Complications The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada that wiped out an entire town in minutes is a textbook example of what can go wrong during a SHTF situation.  People were unprepared, evacuation routes were cut off, shelters were vulnerable, and the government was ill-equipped to deal with the situation.  …

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Tinder, Kindling And Starting Fires Quickly

Tinder, Kindling And Starting Fires Quickly Tinder and kindling are often used interchangeably, but they represent two different categories of fire-starting material. It’s important to have an idea of what material works best in order to conserve resources and get fires started quickly and easily. Let’s take a closer look and highlight some important things …

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DIY Self Feeding Fire – 14+ Hour Fire!

DIY Self Feeding Fire – 14+ Hour Fire! You may have seen pictures on social media or videos on Facebook showing various ways of building a self-feeding campfire. Some people say to build a reverse fire (wood piled largest to smallest), others swear by a horizontal log fire (where you split a long log in …

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Back to Basics: Hit the Ground Running in Wilderness Survival Situations

Back to Basics:  Hit the Ground Running in Wilderness Survival Situations With all of the tips, tricks and tools available, it’s really easy to complicate the simple when it comes to getting established in the wilderness. It’s important to remember to focus on the three basic aspects of wilderness survival before spending too much time …

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Why Nuclear Ballistic Missiles Are Still a Threat

Why Nuclear Ballistic Missiles Are Still a Threat With North Korea on the verge of having them as well, the world is entering into a degree of nuclear uncertainty that it has never experienced before.  Couple this with continuing political and economic instability across the globe, and it’s easy to see how the clock is …

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How to Make a PORTABLE Camping Stove From a Can

How to Make a PORTABLE Camping Stove From a Can You can take an empty can and create an effective, but simple camping stove with a handle in a few  steps.  It is portable, durable and the handle makes the can safer than a typical rocket stove.  Check out the following steps and see how …

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What To Do When Lightning Strikes!

What To Do When Lightning Strikes! The majority of injuries and deaths from lightning strikes occur while undertaking outdoor activities.  This makes lightning safety a key element of survival preparedness, and the steps to avoid injury or death are pretty straightforward.  Let’s have a quick refresher lesson about lightning safety in order to ensure that you …

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Delicious! How to Make a Campfire Cake from an Orange

Delicious! How to Make a Campfire Cake from an Orange Did you know that you can bake with an orange or grapefruit and produce all kinds of tasty desserts?  All you need is a campfire, some modified fruit and the right kind of batter in order to add some sweetness to your survival food choices.  …

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