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The Art of Fire Starting

Fire starting is an art.  I know everyone who reads this blog carries some type of fire starter and that is a good start.  However lately I have been challenging some people to actually start a fire with what they carry.  The results have not been very good, we are not all Davey Crockett’s or Daniel Boone’s.

Under ideal conditions, most people can start a fire with only minimal problems, but add damp to wet conditions and a bit of wind and things get bad fast.  Amongst the things, I am noticing is some of the fire starters were brand new and had never been used. …

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