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Getting a Campfire Going

When you become a prepper one of the most important things that you can do, aside from building up a supply of useful tools, is to develop a set of skills that will get you through any disaster situation. After all, not developing new skills is simply prepping without actually prepping. One of the most vital skills that you should be able to perform while prepping is being able to start and properly maintain a fire. Many are intimidated about learning this skill because they feel that it is actually very difficult. The truth is that building and maintaining a fire is easy. Here are some things to keep in mind from Patriots Closet.

The Stone Age is Over

One of the most important things that you should keep in mind is that the Stone Age has been over for a very long time. While at one point it was vital to know how to rub two sticks together to build a fire the truth s that such a skill is largely obsolete. If you have a decent flint set, matches, lighters, or torches on hand then you do not necessarily have to know how to build a fire entirely from scratch. It is certainly a nice and useful skill to have in a pinch, but if you equip yourself with the proper tools to begin with you will save yourself valuable time that you could use elsewhere. You can learn more at

Maintaining A Fire

Getting a fire started is easy enough of a task. The real skill comes in being able to keep a fire going. You need to ensure that there is enough airflow for the fire to continue to burn properly and breathe. You also need to be sure that the wood you are using is dry before you put it on. Otherwise you are fighting an uphill battle. You also need to be sure to use the right wood. Some woods burn better than others so knowing your wood types beforehand can be a huge boon.

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