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Fire lighting practice 200

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Fire lighting practice
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:25:23 AM »
Everyone can start a fire on a sunny dry day.
But how about practicing when conditions are bad?
Like 1℃, rain the last 4 days straight, spray rain at the moment plus wind, and everything around is dripping wet and your location is a muddy spot at a small lake? And you only got a SAK and a firesteel.

Sounds great, isnt it?

First pic, the way I walked while reaching the lake plus my shoes.
There, I gathered as dry stuff as I could. Obvious birch bark (dripping wet), some grass seeds (also moist), and small twigs of various trees around. Additional pine resin for fuel.

Baseplate is some pine bark, wet placed right into the mud.
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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 07:27:02 AM »
I got a flame onthe first try, but wind and moisture blew it out several times, even the birchbark wont keep burning. After about 10minutes and several attempts I got the small fire stable.
These lessons were good, next time I will do even more preparations like better kindling instead of relying on birchbark alone.


No pics diring fire making, got only two hands... :dunno:
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 07:28:52 AM by Shuya »
Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,029
Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 09:03:39 AM »
Badge awarded, congrats  :tu:
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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 02:03:09 AM »
Congratulations on your badge!  :cheers: :tu:
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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 02:10:28 AM »
Nice job!
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,002
Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 04:04:41 AM »
Great pics and congrats on the badge :cheers: :like: I need to get out and make a fire, it has been a while :ahhh :D
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,123
Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 06:27:20 AM »
Congrats.  Preparation seems to be key.  Cant wait to see your next attempt.   :tu:

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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 06:47:33 AM »
Nice one, Shuya  :cheers: :tu:

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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 05:00:23 PM »
Well done! Thanks for the share.

 :cheers: :tu:

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Re: Fire lighting practice
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 06:50:34 PM »
Excellent job on starting a fire in wet conditions  :tu: :like:
Congratulations on your badge Shuya  :cheers:

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