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Fire Making: The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill

Fire Making: The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill

by Daniel Hume

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Overview

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter

If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he’ll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won’t stop there. For Hume, conjuring flame is an art form, and seeking out the old ways is a passion that has led him the world over.

Fire Making is your guide to techniques Hume has learned firsthand—from the San people in Namibia, the Mangyan of the Philippines, and other masters. You’ll fall in love with the craft of coaxing spark into flame using only handmade tools. Learn about:
 
  • The bow drill, the fire plow, and other traditional fire–starters
  • Every type of tinder, from birch bark to fungus
  • Overcoming strong winds, freezing cold, and other challenges
  • Plus modern fire–making hacks, such as using foil and a battery.

Hume’s crystal clear steps, all helpfully illustrated, make it easy to start and maintain the perfect fire for any need—from quickly boiling a pot of water, to setting up camp . . . to the sheer joy of seeing your efforts rewarded with a blaze of warmth and light.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615194674
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 733,163
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Naturalist and wilderness adventurer Daniel Hume has traveled to the world’s remotest corners to learn fire making from the living masters of time–honored techniques—some of them nearly forgotten. Hume is also an instructor at Ray Mears, the Woodlore School of Wilderness Buschcraft, a premier outdoor survival school in his native England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Embers & Tinders 11

Chapter 2 Hand Drill 33

Chapter 3 Bow Drill 57

Chapter 4 Fire Plow 75

Chapter 5 Fire Saw 91

Fire Creation Stories & Legends 107

Chapter 6 Fire Thong 111

Chapter 7 Fire Piston 131

Chapter 8 Sparks 147

Chapter 9 Sun, Electricity & Chemicals 167

Chapter 10 From Flame to Fire 193

WildFires 213

Chapter 11 Fire Setups & Management 217

Acknowledgments 247

Photo Credits 249

About the Author 251

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