We went over how to distinguish certain types of fire as well as our family emergency plan in the event that our house becomes engulfed in flames. On the other end of the spectrum we practiced numerous ways to construct and ignite fires in diverse settings and for various purposes. wilderness.
Made for pennies, in only a matter of minutes, Char Cloth is a very handy item to have, it facilitates fire starting in all types of weather as it can be easily ignited with the tiniest of spark or even with relative ease using using the refraction of light through a water bottle. Watch The King of Random's, Start A Fire With A Water Bottle, only focus the magnification on a piece of Char Cloth; it really works! So make some Char Cloth today, then store it away for survival usage or your next BBQ.
NOTE: Color me impressed; one of the coolest things we learned during our fire preparedness/survival research was how to light a fire using steel wool and batteries. The easiest way to implement this technique is buy using some 0000 grade steel wool and a 9 volt in your pack (make sure you keep them separate). I found this GREAT VIDEO wherein CRNAlleyKat demonstrates how to use various types of batteries as well as a wet Brillo pad to accomplish the same thing.
Below are numerous links to various aspects of our fire education.
Good Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Info From ULM
How To Put Out Kitchen Fires For Dummies
All about Fire (Safety, Sites, Building, Lighting)
Fire Starters (Petroleum Jelly, Cotton Ball & Foil)
Home Made Fire Starters-The Best Way to Make Vaseline Cotton Balls
Waxed Jute Twine Tinder
Remember, fire is a phenomenal tool but it can be challenging to get started, frustrating to maintain and devastating if mishandled or unchecked. It is best to lean skills and safety measures now to be confident in the practices when they are required.