Fire Craft

In many survival situations, the ability to start a fire can make the difference between living and dying. Fire can fulfill many needs. It can provide warmth and comfort. It not only cooks and preserves food, it also provides warmth in the form of heated food that saves calories our body normally uses to produce body heat. You can use fire to purify water, sterilize bandages, signal for rescue, and provide protection from animals. It can be a psychological boost by providing peace of mind and companionship. You can also use fire to produce tools and weapons.

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Shelters

A shelter can protect you from the sun, insects, wind rain, snow, and hot or cold temperatures. It can give you a feeling of well-being. It can help you maintain your will to survive. 

In some areas,your need for shelter may take precedence over your need for food and possibly even your need for water.For example, prolonged exposure to cold can cause excessive fatigue and weakness (exhaustion). An exhausted person may develop a "passive" outlook, thereby losing the will to survive. 

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Basic Fire Principles

BASIC FIRE PRINCIPLES

To build a fire, it helps to understand the basic principles of a fire. Fuel (in a nongaseous state) does not burn directly. When you apply heat to a fuel, it produces a gas. This gas, combined with oxygen in the air, burns.

Understanding the concept of the fire triangle is very important in correctly constructing and maintaining a fire. The three sides of the triangle represent air, heat, and fuel. If you remove any of these, the fire will go out. The correct ratio of these components is very important for a fire to burn at its greatest capability. The only way to learn this ratio is to practice.

Hunter Tips

   
  Hunter tips can help the hunter stay two steps ahead of proper gun care, survival, dressing of game animals and safety. A hunter is only as good as how much he/she knows about the outdoors, and survival. Having the proper equipment, gun care, and smarts. A hunter has less chances of something going wrong and possibly putting the hunter in risk of getting badly hurt or death. A GOOD HUNTER IS A SMART HUNTER.  

Survival Tips

Water is one of your most urgent needs in a survival situation. You can' t live long without it, especially in hot areas where you lose water rapidly through perspiration. Even in cold areas, you need a minimum of 2 liters of water each day to maintain efficiency.

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