Survival in the wilderness can be tough. But know that it is possible. One of the first lessons to survival is learning how to make a fire under most any conditions. Creating a fire can make the difference between life and death in many outdoor survival situations, for this reason, it is a good skill to master.
Making a fire is extremely important for a number of reasons. Fire is important to keep flying insects and dangerous animals away. Cooking, purifying water, and bandage sterilization is possible with a fire. It is also a tool for signaling help in a survival situation out in the wilderness.
To make a fire, you must have three things: air, heat, and fuel. Without these three components, fire is not possible and the rate of survival, in many instances, is decreased.
First, begin making a fire by selecting the best location. It depends what you are planning to do with the fire, to determine the best location. Keep your fire near your shelter for convenience. Also, in signaling situations, you will want your fire to be highly visible. Choose the area wisely before you begin the process of making a fire.
A campfire must start with small pieces of...