Going outdoors, take along with the main, working, box of matches or a lighter and a spare box or lighter. And best of all, both, having previously packed them in a sealed, waterproof package. Perhaps in the future this spare kit will greatly facilitate your life and save you from losing a significant amount of time during fire production and a bonfire.
Extraction and cultivation of fire in various ways, production of fire using a flint and a lens in extreme conditions and emergency situations.
Some Matching Tips.
Ordinary matches should be stored in a sealed container.
Pack them in such a way that they do not strum, do not rub and cannot ignite.
To make the matches last longer, they can be split lengthwise into two halves.
To ignite a split match without breaking it, use your finger to press the sulfur head to the ignition strip.
To light a damp match, strike it obliquely along the ignition strip, but diagonally.
If your hair is dry and not very oily, rub a damp match on it. Static electricity will dry it.
If in addition to the working and spare box, matches or other means for producing fire are still in your NAZ, then you definitely have nothing to fear. In the field, a bonfire means heat, lighting, hot food and tea. In addition, it is dry clothes, shoes and equipment, as well as a means for giving signals. If you had no matches, no lighters, then you can get fire using one of the methods listed below. We’ll add that the production of fire with their help requires certain skills and preliminary training.
Fire production using flint.
The second simplicity, after matches and a lighter, is a method of producing fire. Small in weight and size, the flint can work in all weather conditions, even in rain and wind. They give a lot of sparks and are convenient to operate a flint from Expedition, as well as Swedish flint from PRIMUS and LIGHT MY FIRE. The disadvantages of the flint from the Expedition include the wooden handle and the lack of a regular chair. Carving a spark from a flint using a knife sometimes threatens to damage the cutting edge or the butt of the latter.
tinder. There are even occasional fires caused by the sun’s rays passing through the fragments of bottles and falling on dry leaves or grass. A common disadvantage of the lens is that this method only works in sunny weather. It is not difficult to get fire with the help of sun rays passed through the lens of the eyepiece of binoculars, glass of glasses and watches, magnifier.
Close the tinder from the wind. Focus the sun’s rays through the lens so that you get a minimum in size and maximum in brightness light spot. Keep it in a stable condition. When the tinder begins to flare up, blow it slightly. If you have unburned cellulosic materials as cotton wool, such as cotton wool, paper, fabric, moss, sawdust, willow core, etc., you don’t just have to burn them right away, blowing them into the air.
First, making the sun spot (lens focus) larger, carefully burn some cellulosic material to a dark brown color, and then concentrate all the power of the lens in a small spot on this place and wait until your material begins to smolder. If the tinder is white, then it is better to slightly stain it. Instead of a magnifying glass, you can use a piece of ordinary thick glass, the bottom of a bottle or can, a piece of transparent polyethylene or a condom with water poured into it or your own urine.
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