Wilderness Survival: Building a fire in wet conditions


Building a fire

Fire provides light when the sun goes down and you find yourself in a strange, dark place. The flames also provide a sense of protection as they tend to ward off wild animals hunting in the darkness. Finally though, fire also provides the opportunity for cooking meat and boiling water, which are absolutely essential in the outdoors.

Building a fire is often considered by many to be simple child’s play, but what if you find yourself in need of building a fire during or immediately following a torrential downpour? The steps to building a fire under such wet conditions are not as simple as grabbing sticks from the ground and setting them ablaze. Doing so is not impossible, but there are some very important factors to consider when faced with just such a situation.

Learn how to find dry materials in wet conditions and successfully build a fire in a wilderness survival situation. This is a Two part video, be sure to watch both videos for the entire wilderness tutorial.


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Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you’ll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedgehog Leatherworks, brings you the basics in outdoor survival. Wilderness survival skills include fire starting, deadfall traps, primitive fishing, making jerky, rope & cordage skills, and more. For the outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy this video on building fires in wet conditions. Search  our site for more great survivalist tips and videos.

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