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Fire



Use a Bow Drill to Make Fire

You've probably seen this technique done countless times in magazines or on TV. Now, learn how to coax up a flame using wood, friction, and a few simple tricks. Photos by AJ Powell

Fires in the Backcountry

Are you an expert fire maker, or do only newbies make fires? Weigh in on the way you use fire in the backcountry. We'll publish the results in our October issue.

Survival A to Z: Fire

You don't need a magnifying glass to coax a flame from the sun.

Survival: Light 'Em Up

Wet, cold, lost, hungry: In desperate times, nothing improves your changes of survival more than a roaring blaze. We tested every fuel source under the sun to show you how to start a fire every time.

Gear Review: Adventure Medical Kits SOL Fire Lite with Tinder-Quik Fire Starter

Keep warm in a storm with this light-anywhere fire starter from Adventure Medical Kits.

How-To Slideshow: Learn to Build an Emergency Fire

Lost and alone without your gear? Don't just sit there. Get a fire going.

Reader Tip: Create a Fast Flame

Make a fire fast with this pocket-sized tip

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