6: Make a Char Cloth Once you get a fire going, it is important to make provisions for the next one. You must make sure that the next fire that you start does not require the amount of work that was needed to start the first one. There are a couple of things that you can do to achieve it. Take a small piece of cloth and shove it in a metal box or a container. Make sure that the container is sealed and throw it in the fire. Let the container burn in the fire for a few minutes. Remove it from fire and let it cool. If you did it right, the cloth inside would be completely black but not burnt. This cloth is called a char cloth. It catches fire with the smallest of sparks!
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5: How to Start and Sustain a Fire in Wet Weather If the weather is wet, it can be incredibly difficult to initiate and maintain a fire. However, certain tips and tricks can help you. The most important thing to remember is that if you get the fire raging, it will probably sustain light rain. Again, don't expect your fire to burn through a tropical thunderstorm! Here are some great tips to start and maintain a fire in wet weather.Avoid the pit If the weather is dry, digging a small hole to keep your firewood is a good idea. However, in wet weather, the pit can quickly fill up with rain water. Skip the pit if it is raining.Look for dry pieces of wood Now, before you say duh, hear me out! It can be difficult to find dry wood if it has been raining for a while. However, you can look for pieces of sticks that are under thick trees, there a good chance that you may find some dry place there. Also, a piece of wood can look wet on the outside when in fact it can be dry inside. If you peel off the bark from a piece of wood, you can find some dry, usable wood.Use pine and needle bearing leaves These trees exude a sticky substance called pitch. It is a highly flammable substance that you can use to maintain a fire in the light rain and wet conditions.Make small pieces of your firewood Always remember that if you split the branches into small pieces, they would burn better. Pay attention to the shape of the fire lay The form of the pyre or the fire lay is critical especially if you are trying to light it in a wet environment. Make sure that the shape of the fire lay is as conical as possible. If your fire lay is flat and scattered, it is going to be put out by the rain quicker.
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