FIRE LIGHTING

Thriftwood Badge Team  

  Fire Lighting and Types of Fires

Tips for all Leaders 

Fire Triangle 

Please note that Water buckets should be nearby just in case Fire should get out of hand

 and also used to put out fire when not in use 

After a time friction in wood will give you smoldering ash and quickly look after in handful of tinder

Lighting Fire with Crisps 

Fuzz  Stick

Method 1 Making Char Cloth
  1. Find an empty metal tin. Many people use breath mint tins, but any clean, metal container will do. ...
  2. Punch a hole in the lid. ...
  3. Choose natural fabric. ...
  4. Cut the fabric into pieces. ...
  5. Fill the container. ...
  6. Put on a ventilated heat source. ...
  7. Wait until it stops smoking. ...
  8. Let the tin cool.

Extinguishing Your Campfire

When you're ready to put out your fire and call it a night, follow these guidelines:

  1. Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible
  2. Pour lots of water on the fire, drown ALL embers, not just the red ones
  3. Pour until hissing sound stops
  4. Stir the campfire ashes and embers with a shovel
  5. Scrape the sticks and logs to remove any embers
  6. Stir and make sure everything is wet and they are cold to the touch
  7. If you do not have water, use dirt. Mix enough dirt or sand with the embers. Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool. Remember: do NOT bury the fire as the fire will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.

 

Silver Birch Bark 

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Reflector Fire 

Flint & Steel Fire Starter 

Fat Wood to start Fire 

HOW TO USE Fatwood tinder

If only all of life was as simple and easy as using Fatwood. All you need is one light, two sticks, three steps and you’re in business, whether it’s your campfire, fireplace, BBQ, chimenea, pellet or wood stove.

  1. Add your two Fatwood sticks to your fuel
  2. Light one end of each stick
  3. Bask in the warm, flickering glow of your success