Just Your Average Tip: Paper Birch Bark

To get a fire going, you’re going to need something to catch a flame. That is your tinder. There are many things you can bring along with you, however, nature is pretty good at providing some options, the best, in mine, and a lot of others’ is Paper Birch tree bark, no matter the conditions. […]

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Campfires and Kids

I never joined the boy scouts as a kid, and have been trying to make up for it for years by teaching myself the ways of the outdoors from trial and error, research, and learning from others. To keep people and nature free from harm, while still enjoying yourself, learning basic skills to survival techniques. […]

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“I HAVE MADE FIRE!”

A classic scene from a great movie. And I bet if you are like me, each time we get our camp fire going, no matter if it was with super-dry tinder, truckloads of dry wood, and a Bic lighter, or you were rubbing two sticks together in wet desperation, you feel the same way. I […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

Here today with just another average tip, but, maybe not so average? When you buy off-the-shelf waterproof matches – most you will notice only have the tips covered in wax. If you do a little searching on the interwebs… you will also find many places telling you that if you make your own, to just […]

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