Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by 91bravo, Sep 8, 2016.
Did learn that some of my trusted butane lighters do not work at altitudes above 9k feet. Not sure why but i have two that worked great before ascension and then fine when descended. The venerable bic worked every time. I had my exotac and of course the flint died when i used it the first time. I think ill be carrying more flints for a backup. Maybe fluid too just in case.
^^^^That’s why a bic, another bic, a 6” ferro, and another smaller ferro is my fire kit (plus knowledge of how to use a bow drill)
Can never beat skill and preparedness vs technology and convenience.
If you have 4 minutes of your life to spare...
Watch some backyard bushcraft coffee making captured on video
Great post, as always. Thanks!
It's 11F. The boys have been outside for the last 10hrs and burned enough fuel to heat a small village. I cut two dead standing trees this morning, bucked them up and dumped them off by the fire pit. They spent the afternoon splitting.
A top down fire from a New Year’s Eve celebration a few years back.
Getting it rocking,
The artsy shot,
Toasty warm at sub-zero temps. You can have Times Square!
Fun time, tremendous heat, no fiddling,
Some natural work,
Colt’s Foot (Flash Tinder)
Inner Poplar Bark (Tinder)
Make big wood small,
Make small wood smaller,
Colt’s Foot eplodes into flames. Have your next step in place before lighting. It looks a lot like a Dandelion, except it has spurs on the stem. It comes up early in the spring, and usually grows at the edges of woods near streams or openings.
With Colt’s Foot and inner Poplar Bark, it’s hard not to get a fire going.
The makings of a Finnish Gap Fire,