How to Make Fire Without Matches

by irtiza104 on October 29, 2011

How to make fire without matches

Emergency Fire Starter Reviews

The link between man and fire is primitive. Though modern people may think it’s not necessary to know how to make fire without matches, every man should know how to start a fire without a match. Because it’s an essential survival skill and a manly man knows to make fire without matches. In this post, I am going to discuss about some of the methods to make fire without matches.

Friction Based Fire Making

Friction based fire ma

king is quite difficult and there are many techniques. But the type of wood you are using is important and the wood should be dry. Use a stick to spin to form the friction between it and the fireboard. Cottonwood, juniper, willow, cedar, cypress, aspen and walnut are very good fire board and spindle sets. This is one of the oldest ways to make fire without matches.

The Hand Drill

The hand drill method is very primitive and difficult way to make fire without matches. For this method, you need just wood. Build a tinder nest to create the fire. Make that tinder nest with very flammable material like dry grass or leaves. Cut a v-shaped notch into the fire board and make it a small depression. Place some bark under the notch to catch an ember from the friction of them. Then place the spindle into that depression. For this purpose, your spindle should be about 2 feet long. Give pressure on the board and roll the spindle between your hands and keep doing the ember is formed on your fireboard. When the fire starts then tap the fire board to drop you ember into the bark. Then transfer the flame from bark to your nest.

Fire Plough

For this method, cut a groove into the fireboard and take the spindle. Place the spindle in the groove of your fireboard and start rubbing. When the fire starts then transfer it to the tinder nest to glow.

The rock and char cloth

Place rock in between your thumb and forefinger. Before starting make sure that an edge is hanging out 2 or 3 inches. Grab the char and Strike. Grab the steel striker or strike with your knife blade. Then strike the steel against the flint repeatedly and it will spark. Then transfer the fire to the char cloth. Start a fire.

Fire from ice

Even you can make Fire from ice when the situation is adverse. You just need to use the ice as a lens. Turn the ice into lens shape and then use it to start a fire with any other lens. The ice must be clear for this. You may use your knife to shape the ice into a lens. Keep it thicker in the middle and narrow it to the edges. Give the finishing by polishing it with hands. Then angle your ice lens towards the sun just like any other lens. Focus the light on your tinder nest and see how ice turned into fire. You may use it during wintertime camping.

Balloons and Condoms

Do you know that condom can do your best help to make fire? Fill the balloon or condom with water and transform these into fire creating lenses. Tie off the end and make it as spherical as possible. Don’t make it too big because it will bend the sunlight’s focal point. Hold it 1 to 2 inches from your tinder and see what happens with these ordinary materials.

So these are some techniques you can use to make fire without matches. I hope these will come in handy in survival situations or in camping.

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Man vs Wild Video Game Review

by irtiza104 on October 26, 2011

Man vs wild video game

Man vs Wild Video Game

Inspired from the famous TV series Man vs Wild Survivor Series, SVG Distribution brought Video game of Man vs Wild where you will be able to find yourself in the position to survive under the guidance of Bear Grylls. The game is obviously strategic mission based adventurous survival game. In this game, you will be able to survive in Sahara, Rocky Mountains, Patagonia, everglades etc places.

Man vs Wild Video Game Review

What I loved About the Game:

1) Real life hero Bear Grylls is the guide to guide you for your survival in a wide variety of landscapes and climates.

2) Having the chance to survive in the adverse situations would give someone the ideas and skill knowledge to survive in tougher situations.

3) Those cool survival kits what someone had not yet experienced via this game would be able to use and will get ideas of their effectiveness.

What I didn’t like about the Game:

1) The game is only available for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. As a pc gamer, I would really love if I had a version for pc as well.

2) Man vs Wild Video Game could have been much more challenging.

If you are a game lover and if you are a fan of “Man vs Wild”, then you shouldn’t miss the man vs wild video game. So, why are you waiting for? Collect this game, play instantly and give your own opinion.

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Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit Review

by irtiza104 on October 26, 2011

If you are in a danger and you need to survive then I think the most important survival tool you would look for is “Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate kit” by Gerber Legendary Blades. Whether you are adventurous or not, you may have found yourself in a difficult environment and for these adverse situations, this kit is easy to carry and would help you to survive in those environments. This kit is a part of the Gerber Bear Grylls Series of gear.

Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit:

The Ultimate kit consists of various necessary tools that everyone should have in an adventure.

Things that you would find in the Ultimate Kit box:

  • Nylon Pouch
  • Multi-Tool
  • Miniature Light
  • Hand Saw
  • Signaling Mirror
  • Survival Blanket
  • Fire Starter
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Snare Wire
  • Emergency Cord
  • Cotton Ball Fire Tinder
  • Waxed Thread
  • Sewing Kit
  • Fishing Kit
  • Pocket Survival Guide
  • Rescue Instructions

What I Loved about the Survival Tool:

1) 15 pieces kit along with Pocket Survival Guide and Rescue Instructions will always keep you prepared to fight against all hostile environments that the nature might offer at you in your travels.

2) Gerber’s miniature multi-tools for a range of applications

3) Reasonable price, item dimensions are better to carry offering less weight.

4) Survival guide and SOS instructions come handy for land to air rescue.

5) Ideal kit for outdoor adventures and travels.

What I didn’t Like about the Tool:

1) One of the most necessary things that are missing from the box is a compass. If you are lost and you need to redirect to your destination then you must have a compass with you all the time while you travel or adventure. However, the survival instructions within this kit contains instructions about how you can make out directions with the help of natural resources.

2) The snare cord would break under little pressure.

If you would like to have my suggestion then I would say YES! You should buy this ultimate kit by Bear Grylls. Because, things that the kit failed to provide is much less than it offers to survive. Each item of the kit is effective and you would gratify yourself for the best purchase you were looking to have to benefit you in hostile environments. So, be prepared for harder situations when looking for an adventure and never forget to have the best ever survival tool bag offered by Bear Grylls “Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit” with you!

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