How to start a fire? Not have a clue? These 5 tips could keep you high and dry:
Start A Fire With Wet Wood
Fire starting sometimes can be a difficult work. When it’s cold, wet and rainy, as little as 3 hours could be a death sentence. Hypothermia can happen at temperatures as warm as 50 degrees. Your best choice is to get a fire going fast and this must be the very time you need fire. But if you find your woods are wet or it’s raining Outdoor. What are you going to do when the weather is working against you and How to start a fire? Not have a clue?
Find Dry Tinder
If you don’t have tinder, just look for it in covered areas which have been out of the downpour, such as the crooks of trees, crevices between rocks and under the eves of trees. Your tinder can be anything from dried grass, pine needles, or moss; to the shaved denim on your jeans or even lint from your socks. You have to make sure that it has the most surface area possible and that it is totally dry! It doesn’t matter how much tinder you gather. However, if it is wet, you will never get a spark.
Good kindling will snap when you bend it. If it bends or splits but does not snap, that means you need to keep seeking more kindling. You can look for covered branches, twigs, or even wood that has been kept out of the elements. Also, never consider that you have enough kindling to use.
You need to find or create a dry platform. Cave can be a good place but you could also hang a high tarp in case the rain from reaching your campfire. If you have tinfoil in your kit, it will make a perfect barrier to ground moisture. Nothing will put your fire out faster than wet ground. But if you don’t have any tinfoil, just laying down a small pile of dry kindling under your tinder will keep your fire lit long enough to catch your fuel wood.
Organize Your Fuel
Organizing your fuel hits the point! The worst thing you do is to get a fire going just long enough to run out of fuel in the middle of the night with leaving you scrambling dangerously in the dark. It is important to keep your campfire organized if you want to have a good, long-lasting fire. Make sure that you have access to enough fuel wood to keep the fire going through the whole night.
Start Your Fire
The next step is to choose the type of fire you’re going to build. When it comes to campfires, you’ve gotten options. Tepee is the simplest and easiest that you can build when camping outside. Lean-To can be a good choice when it is a bad weather. Building a STAR is also a good choice when you want the fire burns all night. Remembering these tips will help you to spend the night outside safely and learning more camping skill in outdoor is a must.