How I Build A Teepee Fire

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Data gathered from the National Vital Statistics System says that from 1999 to 2011, a total of 16,911 deaths in the United States for an average of 1,301 deaths per year that was associated with exposure to excessive natural cold. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if a fire was built to warm the victim, or a signal for help. In the following paragraphs I will explain how to build a teepee fire to whomever is reading this. It will cover all the basic skills and techniques needed to build a successful tepee fire. I will also give some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years.
Frist off to build a fire I need to gather my materials. These materials are as follows: a lighter, rocks, a place to build the fire, some wood of all different sizes, a pocketknife, and about two handfuls of a tinder. So now you must be wondering what tinder is? Well it’s simple; tinder is a material that you light to start a fire. Tinder is also considered to be stage one in the fire building process. Which means it’s the first material in the fire to burn, and it needs to light the next level. Materials that can be used as tinder is newspaper, dryer lint, hay, and cardboard.
You also may be wondering why a pocketknife. Well it’s so that if I need to cut something I have a tool for the job. So after I gather up a lighter, pocketknife, and about two handfuls of tinder. I need to find a place to build the fire. It should be a place where there is somewhat level ground, and is at least 15

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