Making Fire

a functioning Dakota fire pit

How to Build a Fire Pit

There is nothing quite like a group of friends gathered around a fire drinking beer and telling stories of their adventures. The warm glow lights up the faces of those you love while you are mesmerized by the flickering of the flames. However, having the ideal structure with which to contain your fire is very important.  …

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char cloth in tin can

How to Make Char Cloth

One of our biggest challenges when using primitive methods is finding tinder that will catch your particular ignition source. Primitive ignition sources include things like friction fire, lenses, chemical, electrical, striking, and air pressure. Some of these create a coal or ember large enough to start most tinder, and some actually create a flame. Lenses and …

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