Critical items you ‘Need’ to Survive an Adventure,  How To's

Practical tips on how to build and ignite your Campfire

  • Make a clearing for the fire pit, ideally, on bare dirt.
  • Create a shallow dish/fire pit into the ground where you have chosen to build your campfire.
  • Position stones in a circle around the fire pit to keep your fire contained
  • Gather your Tinder:  dry leaves, dry bark, dry glass and any dry twigs
  • Collect your kindling;  dry and dead wood and small dry branches
  • Stack the kindling in the shape of a tepee over the tinder
  • Leave a space in the wind’s direction so air can flow!
  • Ignite your tinder; using Fire-Rod, Storm Matches or lighter.
  • Strike fire tinder cards are waxed to cope with low levels of moisture
  • Keep adding firewood, dry thicker branches / small logs, as the fire burns.
  • Add greener foliage to create smoke….signalling your position.

The StrikeFire, a Ferrocerium fire starter, has become the most dependable means of igniting a fire with sparks, regardless of weather conditions or at altitude. Unlike a box of matches or a cigarette lighter, the StrikeFire is capable of igniting literally thousands of camp fires. At 2,980 degrees Celsius, the sparks from a StrikeFire will ignite a huge range of natural and man-made tinder including gas and petrol camping stoves so you can cook food, boil water, keep warm and sleep safely without worrying about predators.

There’s nothing like sitting by a campfire and watching marshmallows toasting or the evidence burn!

Basic Safety precautions;

  • Always have a bucket of water and a shovel handy before you ignite.
  • Never leave your fire unattended
  • Don’t leave a fire until it is completely extinguished

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