SHANE STEINKAMP'S BACKPACKING BASE CAMP
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LAWS OF FIRE
1. There are actually three fire skills: Fire making, fire building, and fire maintaining. Fire making is easily accomplished in the modern world using all kinds of devices. Cigarette lighters, matches, flint and steel, magnifying glasses, etc. These are all legitimate fire making means, and fortunately we can always keep them handy. Learning how to make a fire without these means, however, is fun if not necessarily easy. You can learn this skill from other people, books, and even on the web. See the links section below.
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If you use a camp stove, you won't necessarily need fire building or maintaining skills, but it doesn't hurt to learn.
Once you have learned how to make a fire, you may move on to cooking with wood.