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How to Light a Fire Without Wood?

Light a Fire Without Wood: Whether you are planning to out for camping near riverside or you are planning to go to any forests or maybe you are lost in a desert or a jungle, knowing a skill to light the fire without wood will be always helpful.

Fire is one of the most important needs of life. You need it to stay warm you can cook food on it, it is also used as the light around you, etc. Although using wood is an efficient way to start a fire but in case you are at such a place where there is no wood then you can use other several materials.

How to Light a Fire Without Wood

In this Try articles article, you will be able to light a fire without using wood.

Setting Up Your Fire Pit: Light a Fire Without Wood

The first step to light a fire without using wood is to create a fire pit. Make an imaginary ring of about 10 feet in diameter on a flat surface on a ground which is away from the trees or dry leaves etc. Remove the dry leaves, pebbles or any sort of element which can catch fire. Now you have to dig a 3 inches deep hole which is 2 feet in diameter in the center of your ring it’s your choice whether you are doing with your hands or you are using any tool for it. Encircle the ring with sand or stones whatever is available.


Gathering Fire Fuel

Although using wood is an efficient way to start a fire and it keeps burning for long but in case you are at such a place where there is no wood then you can use other several materials. Some of such materials are.

  • Potato chips
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Pine needles or cones
  • Dry debris
  • Newspaper

If you have the following things in your bag or nearby then they can be used to start a fire.

Set Up Your Fire Fuel

Once you have gathered your fire fuel, the next step is to make a ball of it around 4 inches in diameter. Place it in the hole you can use some dry leaves, shopping bag or grass on top of it, to light fire quick.

Light a Fire Without Wood

As everything is set for you and now you need a tool to light a fire, rubbing stones together to light a fire is a renowned method from the past but in this era, everyone has a lighter or a matchbox with them, but in case you don’t have them both then you can use various methods like you can use a lens and put it against sun the light will reflect on the fuel and with sun’s heat it will be able to light, striking flint on a steel surface can also produce a spark.


Start Fanning

Once the fire is on, start fanning gently using a plate or any other tool. Don’t blow too aggressively that the fire may blow out. Now the fire is pacing up, you only have to add a sufficient amount of fuel slowly and gradually just to allow the fire to continue burning.


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