|The best way to get a campfire going is to blow an increasing amount of wind directly into the base of the fire. Start slow and increase the velocity of your wind.|
Monday, October 9, 2017
Survival tip: best way to build a campfire in the tropics
A very necessary skill for getting a fire going strongly is to add oxygen. Cup your hand, blow into your hands and guide the wind towards the base of the fire. Get down low so you blow at the base. Blowing from above does not get the same results.
The blowing should be a crescendo of wind volume, in other words, start of lightly and increase the velocity as you blow. Take a very short breath in and repeat until the fire has a strong base of fire/coals.