Emergency Essentials

What are Different Way to Start a Fire?

One of the most important aspects of being prepared for an emergency is staying warm. Staying warm when the electric grid is down means having a warm room in your home. A warm room is a small insulated room with a wood fireplace designed electrical grid failure during harsh winters. If you can’t have a warm room, it is imperative to know how to start a fire without normal luxuries like a lighter.

Most people think the best way to start a fire without matches is a combination of magnesium, steel, and a flint. Using the good old friction method everyone has seen in a movie also works, but it’s a bit more time consuming. If your firewood isn’t perfectly dry, its easiest to use the magnesium and steel.

Another method commonly dramatized is the mirror method. It’s true, the Sun’s rays pointed the right way at a pile of dry leaves will make it start smoking a little. A binocular lense will work really well when it is adjusted at the correct angle. The magnification inside the binocular concentrates the Sun’s energy into one place, allowing for the heat to help create fire.

Some silly ways to start a fire without any household items; a full water balloon, clear ice, or a soda can and a bar of chocolate. The bar of chocolate is used to put a base layer over the bottom portion of the soda can to make it reflect better. You will be using the bottom edge of the soda can kind of of like a mirror. A little tinder and wood is all you need after cleaning the soda can with the chocolate and finding your wood.

The last and probably most difficult way to start a fire is the friction method. If you have some really nice dry wood, the friction method will work, but if the conditions aren’t ideal, we suggest a magnesium, steel, and flint kit. Finding the right stick and a flat piece of dry wood can be a hassle when time if of the essence. So if you’re are in a pinch, this is a great method, although it requires patience.

Why is Fortress Clothing the Best in the Business?

Part of being prepared for anything is looking at emergency preparedness from every angle. Some of our other blogs go over the importance of fire and how to take steps necessary to make sure you and your family have it no matter what. When a heat source is unavailable, Fortress Clothing comes to the rescue.

Fortress designed their cold weather gear so well that you can actually submerge yourself in freezing water, get out with the cold weather gear on, and the water will drain and you will stay warm. Their cold weather gear will keep you warm at night if you aren’t able to create a fire.

Like many of our products, Fortress Clothing can be used for emergency situations, camping, or for everyday use. The amazing design can keep you cool when its 65 degrees and will keep you warm at temperatures below 0. Simply use a light shell to cover your insulated jacket or pants and you’re good to go.

Having cold weather gear that can save a family during a freezing winter night was imperative for VIP Solutions. IF society ever got a little bit crazy, having a fire would sometimes draw attention to your family unit. Even in everyday situations, Fortress Clothing is perfect for ice-fishing and emergency preparation alike.

VIP Solutions was created to give the everyday busy working man or woman access to any and all high-end products in both the emergency preparedness and sustainability fields. Fortress clothing is second to none when it comes to outerwear for extreme conditions.

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What are Different Way to Start a Fire?

One of the most important aspects of being prepared for an emergency is staying warm. Staying warm when the electric grid is down means having a warm room in your home. A warm room is a small insulated room with a wood fireplace designed electrical grid failure during harsh winters. If you can’t have a warm room, it is imperative to know how to start a fire without normal luxuries like a lighter.

Most people think the best way to start a fire without matches is a combination of magnesium, steel, and a flint. Using the good old friction method everyone has seen in a movie also works, but it’s a bit more time consuming. If your firewood isn’t perfectly dry, its easiest to use the magnesium and steel.

Another method commonly dramatized is the mirror method. It’s true, the Sun’s rays pointed the right way at a pile of dry leaves will make it start smoking a little. A binocular lense will work really well when it is adjusted at the correct angle. The magnification inside the binocular concentrates the Sun’s energy into one place, allowing for the heat to help create fire.

Some silly ways to start a fire without any household items; a full water balloon, clear ice, or a soda can and a bar of chocolate. The bar of chocolate is used to put a base layer over the bottom portion of the soda can to make it reflect better. You will be using the bottom edge of the soda can kind of of like a mirror. A little tinder and wood is all you need after cleaning the soda can with the chocolate and finding your wood.

The last and probably most difficult way to start a fire is the friction method. If you have some really nice dry wood, the friction method will work, but if the conditions aren’t ideal, we suggest a magnesium, steel, and flint kit. Finding the right stick and a flat piece of dry wood can be a hassle when time if of the essence. So if you’re are in a pinch, this is a great method, although it requires patience.

Why is Fortress Clothing the Best in the Business?

Part of being prepared for anything is looking at emergency preparedness from every angle. Some of our other blogs go over the importance of fire and how to take steps necessary to make sure you and your family have it no matter what. When a heat source is unavailable, Fortress Clothing comes to the rescue.

Fortress designed their cold weather gear so well that you can actually submerge yourself in freezing water, get out with the cold weather gear on, and the water will drain and you will stay warm. Their cold weather gear will keep you warm at night if you aren’t able to create a fire.

Like many of our products, Fortress Clothing can be used for emergency situations, camping, or for everyday use. The amazing design can keep you cool when its 65 degrees and will keep you warm at temperatures below 0. Simply use a light shell to cover your insulated jacket or pants and you’re good to go.

Having cold weather gear that can save a family during a freezing winter night was imperative for VIP Solutions. IF society ever got a little bit crazy, having a fire would sometimes draw attention to your family unit. Even in everyday situations, Fortress Clothing is perfect for ice-fishing and emergency preparation alike.

VIP Solutions was created to give the everyday busy working man or woman access to any and all high-end products in both the emergency preparedness and sustainability fields. Fortress clothing is second to none when it comes to outerwear for extreme conditions.