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Monday, March 28, 2016

How To Make A Natural Fire

In case of emergency or when you are in the wilderness, you have absolutely nothing in your hands not even a lighter or a box of matches, and you want to make a fire. It is so frustrating and inconvenient if you don’t know how to do that. So, just follow these simple steps and you gonna make a fire for yourself in no time.

Step 1: Find the materials you need. You will need: a branch or piece of wood about 60cm (2 feet) with a natural curve; a string which you will tie to the two ends of the branch to make a bow; a spindle, the thing that spins, which is a straight piece of wood; a fire board, a flat piece of wood, carve a small depression near the end of the fire board and cut a V shape notch from the edge of the board to the center of the hole you carved; and last you will need a palm tool preferably a stone (bone or wood could also do the job) witch you will grab in your hand and with it you will keep the spindle in position.

Step 2: Set up. Put down the fire board and press in with your foot so it is stable. Wrap the string of the bow around the spindle. Put one end of the spindle on the depression you carved to the fire board. Put the palm tool on top of the spindle and keep it there to ensure that the spindle remains in its place. With your other hand hold the bow.

Step 3: Lighting fire. Staying in this stance draw the bow back and forth to force the spindle to spin. Keep controlling it with the palm tool and press it downward to create friction between the spindle and the fire board. After 30 to 50 seconds the fiction will have created a small ember in the notch, carefully put it some tinder and gently blow it squeeze it, it will burst into a flame!