Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Fire and Ice)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Tomasz Seinicki

Fire and Ice Shelter
Some folks will discount what I have to say, so ...

Making a fire or creating fire is the most important skill that you and your partner can teach your children. Until humans learned to control fire, we were no better then another animal in the wilderness.

Once we controlled fire, humans were able to harden our spears, making them more effective for defense and food gathering. We were able to easily clear fields for planting beneficial plants, like wheat. Humans were able to heat their family's homes, allowing us to expand into colder areas. We were able to smelt metals, separate chemicals, and do many other tasks. Lastly, humans were able to cook our food, making it more nutritious.

Now, ...

If you have been reading this blog, you know, I have highlight creating fire, usually during a Wednesday's blurbs many, many times.

illustration by
Jon Richfield
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Needless to say, fire can be created using high technology, like a Zippo lighter, or using low technology, like a bow drill. To learn these techniques, all you have to do is watch a few YouTube videos then practice, practice, practice, and practice some more.

YouTube: Survival Lilly - Fire Plow ft. How To Survive

YouTube: Black Scout Survival - Bowdrill for Beginners

YouTube: Survival Lilly - Advanced Tips For A Successful Bowdrill Fire

YouTube: Grant Thompson "The King of Random" - Can You Start a Fire with a Sandwich Bag? (Cool Survival Hack)

YouTube: bushcraftbartons - How to Start a Fire with a Soda Can!

YouTube: NorthSurvival - How To Make Fire With A LEMON.

YouTube: CrazyRussianHacker - 8 Ideas to Start Fire without Matches: Compilation

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