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How to start a fire without matches

Herenomatches are three ways to start a fire without the help of matches. Each can be effective, and all take lots of practice, but they’re actually pretty fun to learn.

Watch our step-by-step video to learn how, and check out the article in the December 2010 issue of Boys’ Life magazine for more information.

Remember: Even in a survival situation, try to avoid harming the environment when building your fire. Look for a spot from which a fire could not spread and where the surrounding area would not be damaged.

79 Comments on How to start a fire without matches

  1. they need to dig a very small wide hole and put rocks around it to make a fire pit ive seen so many flammable things aroud that. they should also put a little bit of green grass in there. the water in the grass will evaporate and the grass will burn longer.

  2. This is really cool I want to try, but Remember: Even in a survival situation, try to avoid harming the environment when building your fire. Look for a spot from which a fire could not spread and where the surrounding area would not be damaged.

  3. sweet I’m so buying a steel and flint set for my next campout

  4. skinny willy // December 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm // Reply

    There is another way to start a fire by using a battery and steel wool

  5. Now THAT Is A Skill I’ll Teach My Son!=D

  6. awesome

  7. cool but Remember: Even in a survival situation, try to avoid harming the environment when building your fire. Look for a spot from which a fire could not spread and where the surrounding area would not be damaged.

    • bsaqmaster140 // December 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm // Reply

      Yes a really good thing to remember.
      A good tinder that I use is charred cloth.

      And remember only you can prevent a forest fire.

  8. Great video!Next campout I’m getting a flint and steel set or use a bow saw like I learned here!

  9. cool

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