Teaching kids how to make a twig fire in the snow. Firesteel

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Teaching kids how to make a twig fire in the snow. Firesteel

Post by Woods Walker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:44 pm

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Teaching kids how to make a twig fire in the snow. Firesteel skill set.

Showed kids around camp how to make a fire platform with raised back. This was done to keep the fire off the snow and to avoid crushing the tinder with the initial handful of kindling. The tinder bundle was made of Yellow Birch bark and hanging dry Beach leaves which persist through winter. I showed the kids what to look for as we foraged the needed items.

Fire platform with tinder bundle.

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A platform for the kindling and larger wood. We gathered enough to start and burn the fire for a short time to move things along. I explained the need to gather enough wood if this fire was to be maintained for a longer time frame. This second platform was done to keep the fuel out of the snow and avoid grabbing a hand full of snow along with the kindling during startup.

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Here is a video of the lesson showing the kids, under supervision starting the fire using a firesteel. I am no master of anything but enjoyed passing on what I know to the kids.

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Re: Teaching kids how to make a twig fire in the snow. Fires

Post by Esloth » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:46 am

Nice, awesome post about wartrol Woods Walker. :clownshoes:
Do you put barriers around your fire in the snow?
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Re: Teaching kids how to make a twig fire in the snow. Fires

Post by Woods Walker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:17 am

Esloth wrote:Awesome post Woods Walker. :clownshoes:

Do you put barriers around your fire in the snow?
Hardly ever though have done a reflective wall. Thanks for looking!
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