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10 TIPS FOR FIRE IN WET WEATHER
1. RESINOUS TWIGS
Pine, spruce, canadian spruce, and a host of other coniferous trees are my first stop in wet weather as their wood has oleoresin. The resin is a resin which is very easy to ignite. Separate the dry wood chips from under the tree crown, which protects them from moisture.
2. CLEAR ALL
Bark is usually a protective structure that protects the tree from fire. Basically, the bark does not light up on its own. Cut or peel the raw bark off the stick and light it. Very often, dry wood is just below the surface.
3. LAMINATE A PIECE OF WOOD ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH
Just remove the bark is not enough, split the wood along, which will expose the inner dry layers of wood. It'll be a lot easier to light a little splinter than all the wood.
4. USE THE CORRECT FORM OF KINDLING
Many attempts to build a fire are doomed from the beginning, because the shape of the fire is too flat. Make a cone a foot high from small twigs and avoid low forms of kindling.
5. USE OF FUNDS FOR IGNITION
A tablet of dry alcohol, gels, lighter, cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly or even a dry tow from home can save a life when the weather is to deteriorate.
6. BUILD A FIRE FROM THE WINDWARD SIDE
This will allow the flame to spread through the branches, covering them faster and better.
7. LIGHT THE FIRE FROM BELOW
The fire, as and heat is rising from below. So be sure that you bring a match or a lighter to the kindling from the bottom, to the base of the fire. Don't waste your time trying to light a fire from above like a candle.
8. USE LOTS OF TINDER
Tinder is a dry, dead plant material that makes it easier to build a fire. The core of the kindling should be filled with tinder.
9. KEEP A SUPPLY OF TINDER ON HAND
A stored lump of tinder can save an extinct fire or help in building a fire in the future.
10. AVOID HOLES
The fire pit is usually filled with water because of the humidity, so build a small mound. This will keep the fire from moisture and allow it to burn brightly
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