How To Heat A Tent: 9 Ways To Stay Warm (link)

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I know the weather is warming up but it’s always a good idea to know how to heat a tent safely or really any small space for that matter. With that in mind, here’s 9 ideas to consider, several of which are commercially-made options but a few use natural ideas. No matter which you choose be sure to have plenty of ventilation and follow all proper safety considerations regarding carbon monoxide poisoning. Yes, it’s a potential danger even in a tent…

“When the weather starts changing from summer to fall or perhaps at the end of October most people put their tents away and wait until the following spring to get back out into nature’s wonderland.

However, this doesn’t necessarily have to happen. You can go camping almost year round if you set your mind to it. There are ways to keep your tent warm and comfortable no matter what the weather is outside.

Today, we are going to show you a number of ways to heat your tent and when you’ve finished reading you’ll see just how simple it is. We include the ordinary as well a couple of emergency ways to keep your tent warm in all kinds of weather. Let’s start off with one of the most popular ways today…”

Read the full article here

Purefire Tactical Fire Starters (video)

Now THIS is a massive magnesium fire starter! It’s called the “survival model.” Apparently, they’re handmade form purefiretactical.com and you can buy one for $30 if you like here (he also demos the “folding model” which you can purchase here). I’d have to agree that the survival model may be a bit too big to carry in anything but a backpack but just think about how many quality fires you can get started with just this one tool, and you’re supporting a small business too…

The Firewaall: Vertical Fire Curtain (link)

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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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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…