Rain and Spiders oh my! Part Nine
Making fire is an art. A skill. You need to practice it.
Now to be honest at this stage of the course my attention was waning. So my notes are a bit sparse. So apologies in advance.
* A big part of survival is the conservation of energy. Therefore, every time you leave camp make sure you return with more firewood
* If you think you might be in for a bit of a wait (and assuming water is nearby) start collecting the wood from further away and work your way in. That way as your energy levels drop you are able to collect wood nearby. How far away should you start? Well, how long is a piece of string?
* Create piles of wood angled up like a tee pee / pyramid. This protects it somewhat from the rain and also is easier for your fellow survivors to see
* There's different gear out there. Ferroceum rods are the go to.
* Cotton balls with Vaseline / hand wash / petroleum jelly are great fire starters
* Rubbish that you have can work well as fire starters. thinking more of food packets.
* Use a plastic medicine bottle as a fire kit. Cut a bike tube and put it around the bottle as a band. This is back up for wet weather. Have two bottles. One with your treated cotton balls, the other with your Ferroceum rod etc
Suggested survival Equipment for a hike / back of your car
This covers "Shelter"
> A cutting tool
> Cordage (paracord)
This covers Water
> A boiling vessel
> Transpiration bags x5
(I didn't write down a filter but he did emphasis it earlier so I'm saying FILTER)
A Fire Kit that includes a Ferroceum rod & cotton balls
For signalling for aid
Fish hooks because they're light, cheap but difficult to construct