All Blog Posts Tagged 'fire' (7)


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Campfire

After tipping out of our canoe in rapids. We needed a considerable sized fire to dry our gear.…

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Added by Peter Bell on August 14, 2017 at 12:31 — 2 Comments


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Best Campfire Photo Competition (ends Sept 3rd 2017)

Upload your best campfire photo to win a $50 voucher to Army and Outdoors (also known as Kiwi Disposals) who ship nationwide.

Simply create a blog post and upload the photo along with a short blurb about where, how, and why you made the campfire. Be sure to add a "fire" tag to the post (comment below with any questions on how to do…

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Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on August 12, 2017 at 5:00 — No Comments


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Constructing a Fire Piston

 

 

Creating fire by different techniques is fundemental to bushcraft. For years I have been intrigued by the fire piston, but considered the skill to make one was beyond me.

 

I then watched the video on this bushcraft site of a piston being carved out of wood with a…

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Added by barnsey on May 12, 2011 at 23:24 — 4 Comments


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Outing: A Day in Hunua

Just returned from a great day in my favourite local pine forest. Heres a google map if you are interested in visiting it yourself. The forecast was for showers in the afternoon so I set out early. I love this forest as there is room to walk around and explore (unlike most native forests) and… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on July 17, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments


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Firecraft Resources

In many survival situations, the ability to start a fire can make the difference between living and dying. Fire can fulfill many needs. It can provide warmth and comfort. It not only cooks and preserves food, it also provides warmth in the form of heated food that saves calories our body normally uses to produce body heat. You can use fire to purify water, sterilize bandages, signal for rescue, and provide protection from animals. It can be a psychological boost by providing… Continue

Added by Ryan Johnson-Hunt on June 18, 2010 at 8:42 — No Comments


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Finding Fatwood.

I was interested in finding a good ready source of tinder in the forestry I trap in. When wet most of the usual suspects really did not work at all well. I then came across a tinder called Fat wood on the internet.

This works when wet or dry and is extremely easy to light. The basics of finding fatwood are

1- look for old fallen or cut down Pine Trees ( have not tried any other types of trees yet, as this is the forestry I have to work with )

2- forget the tree…

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Added by Scott Hamilton on June 9, 2010 at 12:00 — 10 Comments

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