There are different schools of thought when it comes to starting a fire in the wilderness. While using a lighter used to be popular, some boy scouts claim to use flint. However, the difficult part becomes having the flint readily available when in need. Possibly the most easily accessible and easily created fire requires the use of a pointed stick and a grooved log. This way, you rub the stick over and over into the log until the friction creates a fire.
- Some people prefer to use flint in order to start a fire.
- The boy scouts is a great place to learn survival techniques such as how to start a fire.
- Using a log with a hole in it to start a fire can be one of the best ways to begin.
“These days, I usually carry two lighters when camping, especially in winter, but having a backup doesn’t always ensure the ability to achieve ignition when you really need it. I decided to try to learn to start a fire the old-fashioned way, by rubbing two sticks together.”