If you’re like me, you like to have a back-up and then a back-up back-up. Every method of starting fires has their pros and cons. Let’s look at a few things to think about when you’re worried about starting a fire. Magnesium Scraper These work well, but you have to
If Elide Fire has its way, the vertical fire hydrant “spray cans” will be a thing of the past. They’ve created an exploding fire extinguisher ball that just makes so much sense. When you’re in a fire, how close do you really want to be to it? Yes, fire extinguishers
There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this blog, sitting around a fire is on your list of enjoyable past times. It doesn’t really matter whether the flame is big or small, on the beach, in the woods or in your backyard, does it? Propane is cool–um, make that
Fireworks are a symbol of our nation’s independence and we have celebrated the Fourth of July with backyard displays and city-sponsored spectacles for decades. While “everyone does it,” there’s no doubt, though, that fireworks can pose a serious safety hazard. Every year news outlets follow the holiday with reports of
Stop for a minute to imagine the scary sight of a line of quickly moving fire approaching your home. Imagine the popping of trees falling over as they succumb to the heat and ash pouring down from the sky. The air will be thick with smoke and hard to breathe.
If you are stranded in the wilderness, it is absolutely essential that you are able to start a fire. In many locations, temperatures at night can get dangerously cold. Even if the temperatures are not frigid, you still may be in danger. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as warm as
A Washington wildfire nearly claimed the life of Mark Desdier in mid-August. The 62-year-old was in his Okanogan County cabin near Omak when things got dangerous fast. The Washington native was in the midst of trying to save neighbors in nearby cabins around 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 during the
Prepping your Bug Out Bag means you’ll need to think about fire-starting options that are available. Your best bet is to try out as many as possible before choosing what will work best for you. A wide range of options will greet you, from the expensive packaged camp store versions