Having a child in a dangerous situation is every parent’s nightmare. There might come a time, however, when your child will need to survive on his or her own before help arrives. This could happen if they get separated from the group they are with while hiking or camping. It might include having a parent incapacitated during a medical emergency. It could also involve being cut off from you wh... Continue Reading →
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Posted on May 30, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Having a fire in a survival situation is more than important; it can be the difference between life and death. Not only is a fire good for keeping warm and cooking food, but it can scare off wildlife and give you peace of mind and a feeling of companionship.
Knowing the basics of getting a fire going is important. For the first part of this 2-part post, we’ll look at basics principles of fire and in part 2, we’ll go over how to build and maintain a fire.
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Posted on March 11, 2014 by Lorin John
Let’s be clear. These are not the preferred ways to get a fire going. If you would have used your noggin’, you would have a BIC lighter or strike anywhere matches handy, or perhaps a magnesium stick on your keychain. Any of these will work much better than the methods I am describing. But if you find yourself in a fix, need a fire, and don’t have a way to get one started, here are some unorthodox methods of fire starting that really work will help you stay warm and alive so you can be more prepared the next time:
1. Bottle of water
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Posted on August 26, 2013 by Andy Selby
Instafire. In a survival situation, the ability to start a fire could mean the difference between life and death. Fire can provide light, heat, and fuel for cooking food. Being able to start a fire quickly under difficult conditions could dramatically improve your odds of survival when the SHTF.
One of the best products available to help start a fire is Instafire. Instafire is a scientific blend of recy... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 9, 2013 by Jacob B.
Instafire is the perfect fire starter. InstaFire is composed of recycled wood, inert minerals and shielded with a patented blend of paraffin which makes InstaFire inherently safe. It burns easily in wind and rain. Unlike similar products, Instafire does not contain any harmful chemicals or vapors so it burns green. It... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 5, 2013 by Jacob B.
Fire starting has always been one of those subjects of common interest at home or wilderness survival. Lets start with listing a few commonly used fire starting tools firesteel, charcoal, knife, tinder, cloth, Instafire, and many other great options.
Lighting your fire with charcoal is a common option. However it is commonly used for bbq grills and no you don't have to use lighte... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 18, 2012 by Paul McHardy
When disaster hits and the power goes out, it’s imperative to have the skills and the know-how to survive. National Preparedness Month isn’t just about accumulating “stuff”; it’s also about accumulating knowledge.
One of the most essential skills in any wilderness survival course is building and sustaining a fire. Today, there are a wide variety of fire-starting options, but it is important to know how to get your fire started “the old fashioned way”.
Old fashioned can be a subjective term—today’s generation might think it means using a generic plastic lighte... Continue Reading →