How To Start A Fire (Video)
Learn how easy it is to start a fire no matter where you’re at or what the weather is every single time that will last hours
Servings 1 fire
- ½ to 1 gallon of kindling and tinder wood
- 6 cut wood logs
- 1 lighter
Place two logs running parallel with each other about a foot apart from one another in a fire-safe place.
Next, Stack two logs lying crosswise over the two logs about a foot apart. Like building a log house.
Place all of the kindling in the center between the logs and light it using a flint starter or a lighter.
Once it’s lit place a few small pieces onto the small fire to get it going.
Immediately place 2 more logs a foot apart from each other crosswise on the other logs to protect the young fire from going out, especially if it’s windy.
Add 1 log at a time to keep it going as long as you’d like.
- Make-Ahead: Making a fire takes about 10-15 minutes from making kindling wood to getting it started and keeping it so give yourself enough time if you plan on cooking it.
- This fire using 6 total logs will last approximately 45 minutes.
- Be sure to feed the fire with 1 fresh log 1 at a time for as long as you would like to keep it going.
- When making kindling and tinder make sure the wood is on a flat stable surface and is standing up vertically.
- Put out your fire by smothering it in the sand.
- While fire needs air to breathe and grow, it also needs protection from the wind so that it does not go out which is why you will place on the 2 logs at the end.