Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, as well as other essential survival skills, with this definitive field guide.
Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor expert or a fire-starting novice, Fire: How to Build It and Everything Else will give you tips and tricks to take your fire making skills to the extreme. Master the art of making fires with advice on how to find the perfect kindling and build, contain, and control your fire—and safely put it out when the time comes—in your home or in the wilderness. Not only will you be able to build a fire safely, but you will know how to extinguish it properly—and what to do in an emergency situation in the event that something does go wrong. Develop skills that won’t fizzle out when you need them most with clear, easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations. Find out how to make fires in your home, in the woods, in the snow, or in the desert with a variety of fire-starting methods, and make sure that you always have the right supplies on hand. Explore how to safely and effectively use tools like axes, splitting mauls, hatchets, pocketknives, saws, and more. And—most importantly—learn how to make the best dang s’mores you’ve ever had.
J. Scott Donahue was a high school freshman in Mr. Hancock's English class when he first read Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR. A decade later, he traveled to Nepal and wrote his Master's thesis composed of essays on travel and conservation. He contributes to Sierra magazine and YellowstonePark.com and finds the source of wonder in climbing the high Sierra. He is also the author of 50 WAYS TO SAVE THE HONEY BEES.