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WHAT DO YOU NEED IN ORDER TO HAVE FIRE?

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Before we get into the list, its important to make sure you have an understanding about what fire actually is so that you can give yourself the best chances of success when you use each of the listed techniques.

Unless your body happens to spontaneously combust, fire typically doesn’t just spring forth out of thin air. To make fire requires some very specific circumstances; without them, the fire won’t start, let alone keep burning.

There are three essential ingredients for any fire; they are:

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  • Oxygen—Fortunately for us, this is all around us, so we don’t need to go looking for it
  • Fuel—This means the stuff we are going to burn
  • Heat—People mistake this all the time. It is heat, not a spark or flame that creates fire.

When enough heat is applied to fuel in an oxygen-rich environment, fire happens. That heat can come in a number of ways; such as through a spark, through friction, through focused light, or from an already existing fire, but we will get to that later.