Category: Camping / Fire

The Firewaall: Vertical Fire Curtain (link)

I’m not sure how useful this firewaall (and, no, I didn’t spell that wrong) is for survival purposes but it does have some potential applications as a nice camp out conversation piece, lol…

“OK, in all seriousness, the old-fashioned campfire is just fine in most situations. But a Canadian company just launched a new contraption called a Firewaall. It’s pretty neat.

The made-in-Canada apparatus simply holds wood in a wall-like form. Start the fire with tinder in the bottom, add some larger sticks, and enjoy a vertical blaze.

What’s the point? Good question. First, the Firewaall contains fire in a way that looks pretty efficient. The vertical nature of the wall helps it radiate heat outward. It elevates fire too, which would be nice on a frozen lake…”

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Camping Pot And Oven (video)

This might be a handy little pot idea if you’re trying to pack light (found at fireboxstove.com). FYI, this looks like a Zebra pot, just not sure what size…

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Pocket Bellows Collapsible Fire Tool (video)

Use this for in case you don’t want to stick your face that close to the fire or if you have bad back…

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The Fire B.O.S.S. 33 Piece Fire Starting Kit (video)

Here’s a neat bug out fire starting kit from StanfordOutdoorSupply.com which includes quite a number of fire starting implements, including items you’d expect like a firesteel and lighter as well as “fatwood” and charcloth. There were several items I didn’t expect to see, on the other hand, such as magnesium capsules, steel wool, pocket magnifier, and a pencil sharpener (for making tinder) to name a few. At $19.99 this one looks like a winner and this video agrees…

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Backwoods Fire Starting Tricks (video)

Some good ideas on better utilizing your knife for fire starting purposes (he prefers a ) from one of the best outdoors expert on the Net…

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Perfect Fire Starting Tinder: Pencil Sharpener Shavings (video)

Like he says, go buy one of those large pencil sharpeners from your nearest hardware store (the ones used to sharpen carpenter’s pencils), pop the end off, and you’re ready to make perfect fire starting tinder!

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The Most Effective Mosquito and Insect Repellent for Camping (video)

Here’s a cost-conscious (read:free) and apparently effective way to keep bugs at bay while camping this summer… just follow the cows, lol…

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Lighter “Hack” to Avoid Wasted Fuel When Not Being Used (video)

I assumed that most folks know this but maybe not. I do this with most of my lighters that I don’t use regularly to ensure I’m not wasting fuel and, worse yet, so that I’m not expecting to rely upon a “dead” lighter when needed the most! Realize that you really should cinch the zip tie tighter than even he shows in the video because they can work loose but also understand that you may need to also cut the zip tie to get it off if you cinch it very tightly. Skip to about the 0:22 mark to get to the idea…

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5 Minute Hammock Tarp (video)

Dave Canterbury shows us how to turn an 8×8 oilcloth tarp into a hammock in about five minutes. You’re going to need a few more items besides just the tarp, specifically two metal rings (not sure where he gets them but perhaps large carabiners would work instead) and two  (he carries two 25-feet lengths), but the idea is fairly simple to implement as he demonstrates…

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Best Firesteel? (video)

This guy has way too many firesteels (and fire-starters)… I’m jealous. 🙂 Personally, I’ve never had a complaint about the but it is no doubt the only option as the following video points out…

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