Archives

Tag Archives for: "fire build"

Tee-Pee Fire

Tee-Pee Fire

When I write about a particular fire building method I usually mention that if the only fire you know how to build is a tee-pee fire then you don’t know enough about fire to stand much of a chance in the wilderness.  But that’s not at all to say that the tee-pee fire is not a useful technique, there are cases in which you would be better off with a tee-pee fire than other fire builds.  This is the proper technique to a tee-pee fire and when you would want to use this method above others.   As always you […]

Read more »
Upside-Down Fire

Upside-Down Fire

As I’ve said before, if all you know about fire is the tee-pee camp fire, then you don’t know enough about fire to survive in anything be the most ideal scenario.  The more versatile your fire building skills are, the better chance of survival you have in a variety of scenarios.  The amount of, and the type of fuel available to you in the wilderness will not always be the same.  Likewise, the purpose of your fire, and the weather conditions that you are going to be using it in will change.  For times when you will need a slow […]

Read more »
Cross-Ditch Fire

Cross-Ditch Fire

Wind can be a major difficulty in getting a fire started, but it doesn’t have to be.  With a proper design for your fire build the wind’s negative effects can be minimized and the wind can even be used to your advantage.  One such fire build is the cross-ditch fire.  Here’s how to get started.   First, you are going to need to dig 2 ditches in a cross pattern as the name suggests. The ditches should be about 2 feet long, 6 inches wide, and 4 to 6 inches deep at the center where they cross.  This will provide both […]

Read more »