BUILDING A FIRE

Fire is perhaps the most important single factor in successful survival. Without it, you'll have a difficult time meeting your basic needs - heat - food - water. When you are lost or confused, a fire will give you a psychological boost...help you relax, and provide company on a cold lonely night. Fire is a great friend … A good fire is not really all that hard to build, but you must know what it takes to do the job right. Proverbs 18:24 . and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. The ideal campfire site is on solid rock. Do not build fires on muskeg, dry grass, leaves, evergreen needles, or dead roots. If the ground is dry, scrape down to bare earth. In winter dig down to solid earth. 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

BUILDING A FIRE
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Your first step is to plan your fire - its location, and the materials needed. The sequence for lighting a fire is:

All fires must have these four elements

SPARK
The spark can be created in many ways. Some of the more primitive methods need be used only in times of emergency. Here are the six different methods. Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 1. Matches The most common method of starting a fire is to use matches. 2. Flint and steel –

3. Cigarette lighter – 4. Battery 5. Magnifying glass 6. Bow Drill 7. Fire - Plough-

Ideally tinder will burn with the addition of just a spark, in practice it can be a little more difficult. Good tinder will always be dry. Tinder may be in the form of dead dry grasses, cotton, wax coated cardboard, and fine amounts of dry bark such as birch or cedar. Your tinder must dry!

In going from the tinder to the fuel stage in fire lighting, remember large fuel materials require greater heat to ignite;

A good supply of fuel should be gathered PRIOR to attempting to light the tinder to maintain the fire. Green wood will burn, but requires a hot fire to start. Split green wood fine and start with dry wood. A fire requires oxygen. Ensure that the fire is well ventilated. Sometimes it helps to blow on the fire or fan it with a plate or pot lid, but be careful not to blow so hard that you put your fire out. Acts 2:1 ¶And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.