The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Warmth, Light, Cooking, and Survival [NOOK Book]

Overview

With a focus on safety and the integrity of the outdoors, The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Cooking, Warmth, Light, and Survival initiates the novice as well as informs the experienced. Integrating the history, ecology, and science of fire with practical aspects of campfires such as cooking and warmth, author Buck Tilton has created the ultimate guide to properly building, enjoying, and extinguishing campfires.
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The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Warmth, Light, Cooking, and Survival

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Overview

With a focus on safety and the integrity of the outdoors, The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Cooking, Warmth, Light, and Survival initiates the novice as well as informs the experienced. Integrating the history, ecology, and science of fire with practical aspects of campfires such as cooking and warmth, author Buck Tilton has created the ultimate guide to properly building, enjoying, and extinguishing campfires.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897328296
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 921,455
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Buck Tilton began camping with his Dad and as a Boy Scout in the southeastern U.S. He is the co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and has been awarded the Paul Petzoldt Award for Excellence in Wilderness Education. An award-winning author, he has more than fifteen books currently in print. He is a resident of Lander, Wyoming.

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Then, as now, fire can hold body and soul together. It can greatly aid a human being in holding on to life and holding off death. Fire can not only cook food, but also, with its heat, reduce the amount of calories a human needs to stay alive. More heat from a fire means less calories required to stay warm. Fire dries out the wet skin, wet fur, wet polypropylene. It can scare away other meat-eating species intent on caloric intake of their own. It can be used to sharpen sticks for weapons, mold metal to make tools, and bake clay into pots. In an emergency today, a fire can be a signal for help. Who can place a value on the psychological comfort provided by fire? Perhaps its smoky warmth increased the life expectancy of early humans in more ways than are easily counted. And a fire can do all these things at once! Fire changed life on earth more than the wheel and The Web. The making of fire was arguably the greatest achievement of humans.

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Table of Contents

(1) A Brief History of Fire (2) The Making of Fire (3) All About Wood (4) To Build or Not to Build (5) The Taste of Smoke and Ash (6) Wild Fire (7) The Body Burned

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    this seamed like a basic book when i was hoping for some real kn

    this seamed like a basic book when i was hoping for some real knowledge. i already knew all that he wrote about. i was disapointed

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