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Swipe Right on this Tinder!

 

To start a fire, you need a source, either from a flame or spark. Afterward, use tinder, then move to kindling. The process is simple but difficult when in a survival situation.

Tinder is very crucial and necessary to start a fire. Using our crinkle paper from our boxes will help you create a successful fire. Just put some in a ziplock bag and put it inside your camping/bug out bag.

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Winter Fire!

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Find an area: The hardest task to starting a fire in the snow is protecting the fire from the snow (melting snow) and as well as any cold gusts. So, remember to be aware of your surroundings.

 

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Gather Firewood: When gathering firewood, pick up wood from the ground that is already dead. A good place to find some dead wood and branches are at the bottom of trees. When the snow is heavy, this is a place where dead branches are going to be the driest. 

 

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Begin to build the fire: Before you begin to build a fire, separate your firewood from wet or damp ground. Once your fire starts burning, start placing larger pieces of wood onto the flames. Try not to get frustrated when doing this. Be patient and focus on maintaining your fire.

 

Now enjoy your primitive caveman pride and remember that fire is important for survival!

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How to build a Teepee fire

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Find an area:

Remember to be aware of your surroundings. Find an area where nothing else can catch fire. A gust of wind can make a flame leap somewhere flammable. Similarly, keep your tent far enough that it will not damage it.

 

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Gather Firewood:

When gathering firewood, pick up wood from the ground that is dry already. If you are going to use fresh cut wood, keep in mind that it will be more difficult to burn and will be a smoky fire.

 

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Begin to build the fire:

Begin to build a teepee style structure with wood. To start the fire, add tinder in the center or add a fire starting tab.

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Now enjoy your primitive caveman pride and reminder that fire is important!

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Prepping a Cedar Plank

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Using a cedar plank can be done with multiple meats such as, seafood, pork, poultry, and beef. The smoke produced by the plank helps pull out the oils and moisture that are cooked. This cooking technique helps the food absorb the flavors of the wood.

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One thing that you have to remember when using a plank is that it is wood, and it can catch on fire. Thus, one of the first things you have to do is let the plank soak in water for a minimum of 30 minutes, and an hour to get the best result. This can easily be done if you’re out camping and have a cooler. Once, you have some melted ice in your cooler, soak the cedar plank in the bottom while you prep your fire. This also keeps the plank submerged from the weight of your items inside the cooler.

 Olive Oil

After, you have soaked the plank, remove the surface moisture by patting down the top (the side you are going to cook on) with a napkin. After the moisture is removed, rub the top with a light coat of olive oil. This will help prevent your food from sticking to the plank.

Direct and Indirect charcoal setup

Before you start to cook, you need to decide what method to cook the plank in. The longer the food cooks, the more time it has to absorb the wood’s flavor. Use medium heat ( 250°F to 325°F) to extend the cooking time with an indirect (offset) cook. This is a good way to give the food plenty of time to pick up the flavor of the wood smoke from the plank.

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How to ignite the Primus Classic Trail Stove

The Classic Trail is a simple, durable and classic outdoor stove for those who wish to enjoy good food in the great outdoors. The crosswise pot support acts as a built-in windscreen that makes cooking both fast and reliable..

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1. Check the fuel canister (Butane/propane mix)

  • Check the canister and ensure the threads are clean. Dirt can cause a bad seal and possible fuel leaks causing poor performance from your stove.

 

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2. Check Stove 

  • Check that the regulator knob is in the “Off” position.
  • Ensure stove o-ring is not cracked or dirty.

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3. Connect Stove to canister

  • Screw on, while ensuring threads are seeding properly.

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4. Start Stove.

  • Slowly turn the regulator knob. Hold a lighter or match over the stove to ignite. Adjust knob as needed.

Adjust regulator knob as needed

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