This event is going to be about making homemade fire starters from mostly recycled materials. We’re going to make several fire starters that will have an indefinite shelf life and can be used at any time. You can stash them in your BOB, geo-stashing kit or use them when you go camping.
Fire starters offer a great advantage by allowing you to quickly create fires without having to maintain them initially. Once a fire starter has ‘started’ you can move on to more important things like setting up your shelter. They’re convenient, light weight, portable and always handy to have on hand.
Here’s a list of some of the materials you can start stockpiling now for this event:
Note: You do not have to bring anything with you to this event but if you can it would be appreciated.
Old wax candles
Hand sanitizer (containing alcohol)
Toilet paper tubes
Newspapers (Toronto Star Preferably)
Everything outlined in bold are things that we need and can never have enough of. If you can, please set them aside for this event. With the above items were going to make several different homemade fire starters.
Understanding how to create a fire by any traditional method is important, however, in an emergency or survival situation time is always against us. Having the ability to easily and quickly start a fire offers an advantage in many ways. Not only will you be able to see how several homemade starters are made you’ll also have some to take home with.