Fire Starting & Building

Never assume that fire-building conditions will be ideal and a match or lighter will be readily available in an emergency. Here are some other options for starting a fire with some fire-building tips included:

Building a Fire
Building a Stealth (Dakota Fire Hole) Fire
Building a Smokeless Fire
Self Feeding Fire - 14+ Hour Fire

Fire starting with 9v battery and steel wool
Starting a fire with AA battery and (foil) gum wrapper
Using a Magnesium/Flint Fire-starter (video)    Magnesium can burn nearly anything (article)
Make a Fire By Rubbing Sticks Together
How to make a friction fire using the Bow Drill method
How to make a friction fire using the Hand Drill method
How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plow
How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass
How to Start a Fire with a Water Bottle
How to Start a Fire with a Soda Can (reflector)
Wet Weather Fire-Making
How to Start a Fire with Char Cloth
Other Fire-starting methods
Multiple Fire-making Methods and Information
Chemical Fire Starting using:
  • Potassium Permanganate and Glycerin
  • Potassium Chloride, Sugar and Sulfuric Acid
  • Acetone, and Sulfuric Acid and Potassium Permanganate
  • Amonium Nitrate, Sodium Chloride (table salt), Zinc Powder and Water

How to Make Homemade Waterproof Matches

See Also:
Emergency Cooking and Heating
Solar Heater
Crayons and Crisco for Light or Fire-Starter
Potassium Permanganate: Antiseptic, Water Purifier, Fire Starter and more . . .
Battery-Less Devices
Waxes for Candles & Stuff