Firestarters by Crayola

April 15, 2015 Rourke 5

Amazing the things that we all have laying around that have some really great uses and do not even know it. Take crayons for instance. I had read somewhere that they were good for starting […]

Fire Starters

February 2, 2015 Rourke 6

  By The Coach, Contributing Editor   This article is written for the person that is new to the outdoors. It is a beginner article. I know the seasoned outdoorsman will probably know these skills but […]

How to make char cloth

December 17, 2013 Rourke 6

I was recently introduced to char cloth with a brief demonstration. I was impressed with how well it worked and how simple it sounded to make it. I decided to make my own and documented […]

Starting a Fire: Fresnel lens

November 28, 2011 Rourke 7

Starting a fire is one of the most rudimentary basic activities that a survivalist/prepper must be able to do. Whether for cooking, warmth, light, or protection – building a fire is critically important. One method […]

This weeks assignment: Matches

August 19, 2011 Rourke 12

Super cheap but highly valuable – matches. For $10.00 you can buy thousands of them. Many stores actually have books of them for free – giving them away with their logo on them. In a […]