| November 5, 2015

Manly Skills, Outdoors, Survival

How to Start a Fire in the Rain: An Illustrated Guide

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Knowing how to start a fire is one thing; knowing how to do it in the rain is a whole other. Whether you’re a frequent camper, or an avid hiker, it’s an important skill to have. In an emergency situation, it may very well be the difference between life and death, as fire provides not only warmth, but food as well. (Note that cutting bark from a tree should in fact only be done in an actual emergency, as this can damage and even kill the tree.) Follow the tips above and you’ll never be without the skills to start a fire, even on a damp and rainy adventure.

As a bonus, learn how to make your own char cloth (firestarter).

Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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