Tag: fire-making

A Crosscut Saw & Cutting Firewood

“The best way to think of firewood is an investment account: Add to it slowly and steadily over a long time to maximize your investment.” That sounds like good advice, particularly when facing the prospect of having to cut your firewood by hand after a SHTF collapse when your chain …

The Benefit Of A Campfire

Evidence of the first man-made fire (campfire) dates as far back as the stone age, while no other living creature on this planet has acquired the ability (intelligence) to make fire. From man’s first campfire to today, many of it’s benefits and reasons for use remain the same today as …

A Magnesium Fire Starter Or Swedish Fire Steel

We all know (should know) that the ability and means to start a fire is paramount in a survival situation. Rather than depending on just matches or a lighter, a common (and highly recommended) fire starter is either the magnesium fire starter or the Swedish fire steel. The thing is, …

A Magnifying Glass For Survival

A magnifying glass is great for starting fires. It works well as long as the tinder is small and dry like shaved wood, crunched leaves, etc. I keep a magnifying glass in each one of my kits, as well as traditional methods to start a fire like a lighter, matches, …