Tips for Starting a Basic Fire in Survival Situations

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Aug, 2016


If you’re concerned about being caught unprepared in a survival situation, you’re probably already aware of the importance of fire in nearly any environment. Even if you’re in a warm area, fire is necessary for cooking food and boiling water in order to avoid as many diseases as possible. It may also even help to ward off dangerous wildlife. While starting a fire with matches is simple, these may not always be available in a pinch. Therefore, it’s best to learn a bit more about fire survival before your skills are put to the test.

Fire Starters

Rule one of fire survival (and of survival in general) is to always be prepared. The best way to ensure that you have access to a fire in an emergency situation is to stock up on fire starters that are typically designed for this sole purpose. These typically come in small tins and are resistant to water and other weather conditions that might make creating a fire pretty difficult. Fire starters are your best option by far when you’re in the wilderness.


Having to rely on glasses might not be the most convenient thing during an emergency situation, but it certainly can help out where fire survival is concerned. After you’ve collected your tinder and some easy-to-burn materials like leaves, your eyeglasses may be used much like a magnifying glass to direct the rays of the sun to a point. When it gets hot enough, you’ll have a small fire that you can nourish to a decent size.

These are, of course, just a couple of ways to start a fire by no traditional means such as lighters or matches. Getting in touch with an emergency situation supply company or an outdoors professional can help you unearth even more tips and tricks to ensure your skills with fire survival are at their best.

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