How to Make a Fire With Wet Wood





Introduction: How to Make a Fire With Wet Wood

It's rained, what are you going to do now? How are going to make a fire? Well, it's simple. Just follow my lead.

Step 1: Get Your Wood

Find some reasonably wet wood, not some you found floating in the water. Then you're going to put it into a pile.

Step 2: Start Shaving

Once you find some wood, if you break it in half, you will notice it is dry inside. Then with your knife/hatchet, you will shave the outside of it until you find dry wood. Shave the rest until like so.

Step 3: Fuzz Stick

If you like, you could make a "Fuzz Stick", which is the stick with attached shavings to help start the wood on fire. Or you could get the shavings off and make tinder for your fire also, or just do both. After that you can set up your fire however you like. I suggest the "Log Cabin". It's like the Lincoln Logs you grew up with other than the roof. Thanks for viewing!!!



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    when camping I always keep some tinder and small wood under cover. And a tobacco tin of pencil or other shavings, with a pencil and sharpener for topping it up! once you get a tiny fire going, you can use it to dry more wood

    I see people taking along 35 mm film cans with stuff, tobacco tins with pencil shavings and all kinds of bulking things , Why not just place 3 or 4 of those small boxes of wooden matches in a sandwich bag and be done with it, its light weight,plenty of instant tinder and ignition.

    Matches (in the US) have a chemical added lower down the sick that puts out the flame. For survival this is less efficient.
    Paper matches have the same, you can see it if you turn them over

    tobacco pouches are foldable when empty, and waterproof when full!

    putting a thin coat of wax or nail varnish on match heads keeps them waterproof, just scrape off and strike.

    I think the point in the Instructable was to burn wet wood, not light damp matches! lol don't matter how dry your matches are if the wood's soaking wet!

    Vaseline and cotton balls. I could light a cinder block with those two things lol.

    Save your hard-earned money, pack a sealable freezer bag every time I camp,

    foolproof method of starting a fire, wet or not

    I don't understand how do you start a fire with a seal able freezer bag

    I thought maybe he meant to save your money and put it in the bag to start a fire with. Must be a sadistic rich guy.

    The cotton balls make more sense.