This fire lay requires six bundles of dry, straight dead wood and a good ignition source. It relies on good airflow at the beginning, and the fire lay ‘collapsing’ in on itself in the later stages to ensure a good bed of coals and ash to cook over.
It is also a good option for making a ‘One Match Fire’. Continue readingRead more... →
Traditional firelighting techniques should be familiar to anybody interested in the development of our species and forms part of our cultural heritage. A small kit containing a piece of carbon steel, a flint or other rock and some flammable material would be familiar to any self-reliant traveler from the past few thousand years, and this kit from Russian-based Flint and Steel promises something “suitable for anyone interested in camping, hiking or any other outdoor pursuit.” Continue readingRead more... →