VOTW: Building a Survival Fire

Let’s face it, hell will freeze over before most of us ever find ourselves so out of depth and unprepared to be in a situation where our lives depended on getting a fire built to wait out the night. But, it does happen. Stories of such are just a few clicks away on your favorite search engine.

It was not but just a few short years ago an editor from cnet.com was on his way home from a holiday visit with his wife and newborn when disaster struck. Stranded in a blizzard, the man left the confines of their fuel-less car to set out on a trek to get help. He never made it back.

So, keeping a roster of basic survival skills for that “what if” moment is not just smart, it’s the right thing to do for yourself, and others that are relying on you, and there is no other skill as valuable as making fire.

Learn some valuable techniques from one of the greatest survival experts of our time, Survivorman himself, Les Stroud.

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