What to do if you're lost & freezing in Antarctica? Build a fire to keep warm! Yes, fires can be built successfully in cold and wet conditions with the right tools & preparation. In this eight-part series of short videos, Fitclimb survival instructor Ali teaches how to build a fire in the snow in 15 minutes. You can build this fire with just two tools: a knife and a metal match (magnesium stick). In part one, Ali talks about site preparation and how to choose and prepare the right site for a fire. Part two goes over the process of gathering wood and what types of wood to look for. Finding a platform and breaking down fuel are gone over in part three & four, while breaking the fire down, preparing the fuel, and lighting the finder are gone over in parts five, six, and seven. Lastly, in video eight, learn how to build the fire from a small flame to one that will keep you warm on your wilderness adventure.
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