Here 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.