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Video: Start a survival campfire with gasoline and matches

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There is no probably no deadlier combination than gasoline and matches when it comes to causing serious injuries outdoors. But, if there is no other choice, here’s how to use gas and matches safely start your survival campfire.

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How to start a survival fire with a flintlock rifle

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The frontiersmen, longhunters and settlers who relied on a flintlock rifle, shotgun or pistol knew how to start a fire with the firearm. Here’ one way to do it.

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Feather sticks make good firestarting materials and they are easy to carve.

Five tips to make a better feather stick for firemaking

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Suppose you need to start a fire, it’s been raining, and all the sticks are wet. Here’s how to make dry firestarting materials.

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Pitchwood can usually be found at the base of a dead stick on a live tree.

How to video: Find pitchwood, a natural, effective firestarter

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If you are in an area with pine trees, you can probably find pitchwood, one of the most effective waterproof firestarters ever.

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Freezing fog and low visibility add to already hazardous driving conditions.

10 essential survival skills you need to know

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Probably the most-asked question about wilderness survival and preparedness is: “Where do I start?” and/or “What are the most important skills I need to learn?”

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Dry sticks can be found in wet situations if you know where to look.

Five tips for finding dry sticks in wet weather

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Murphy’s Law states that the more desperately you need a fire, the harder it will be to build one.

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Review: Is the Wood Mite Gravity Feed Rocket Stove the best choice for emergency use?

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Everyone, IMHO, ought to have a biomass stove in their survival/emergency gear. The Wood Mite Stove may be what you’re looking for. by Leon Pantenburg Wood Mite supplied this stove for a review. I was not paid to write this, and all I guarantee on any review of any product is a fair shake. At the time of publication, Wood…

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Video review: We check out the Lightning-Strike mini survival firemaking kit

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Do you need a Lightning-Strike firestarter? You decide. But the ability to start a fire might someday save your life. And the inability to start a fire could cost your life.

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Survival knife video: Choose the correct blade spine for ferro rod firestarting

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An often overlooked part of a survival blade is the back, or spine. With the proper grind, the back can provide an edge that saves the razor edge for other uses.

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Campfire Survival Cooking: Learn the Green Stick Tripod Method

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Some of the most valuable survival tools are simple, useful methods of doing everyday tasks. Here’s a simple way to cook over a campfire when you don’t have a grill or some sort of pot holder.

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