Every time I watch one of those “survivor” TV shows, like Survivorman, or Man vs Wild, I see these people starting fires with nothing but sticks. I’ve been neglectful of developing my Backyard Primitive Fire starting skills , just like many of you.
Backyard Primitive Fire starting
I have a million excuses as to why I don’t need to learn primitive fires tarting methods, but I think the big reason is laziness. I’ve become too complacent and too reliant on fire steel, cigarette lighters and other fire starting gadgets.
I’ve resolved to change this.
I am going to learn to make fire just by using sticks. It’s going to be hard and a huge pain in the arse, but this one skills, will change how I survive.
If we flee to the wild with nothing, we can still survive, as long as I can make fire!
The one flaw with my plan is that I need to practice, practice, and practice some more. I can’t practice just when I’m in the woods, I need to practice when I’m home too.
How can I practice fire making while in the city or a subdivision?
Then it hit me….
A fire pit. I can buy a fire pit and practice my fire making skills, right here in my backyard. I’ll be able to head out back after work and try some Backyard Primitive Fire starting with sticks… old school. Man my hands are going to hate me.
I promise to be vigilant and learn to learn this skill. I also promise to post some videos, once I have some success. I hope you will follow my lead and learn some Backyard Primitive Fire skills too.