How To: Build a fire when the electricity goes out

Build a fire when the electricity goes out

This video shows the viewer how to start a fire without sing matches or electricity. This is done by first selecting a fairly large dry log. The aim is to 'chip' or peel smaller pieces of wood off from this log. These pieces will burn more easily and as such will make it easier to start the fire – a small hatchet is a useful tool to use when breaking down the larger log. Once you have the kindling place it on an alcohol wipe. Then use a flint or a fire steel to ignite the alcohol wipe. Once the wipe is burning the kindling should catch fire as well. Gradually add more logs, but remember to be patient as to much wood can put a fire out.
For more information and an instructional demonstration please see the video.

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