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How to Make a Fire with Wet Firewood

Posted in Survival, Survival Tips and Hacks1 month ago • Written by All4buggin.comNo Comments

You may just be on a weekend camping trip and it starts pouring down rain—or you may be stuck in a cabin in the mountains with no power during a storm, either way, you’ll probably need fire for something.

This past weekend, during a storm, the power in my cabin went out. It was cold, pitch black and I had used up all of my dry firewood—oh, did I mention I was hungry too? I needed fire and I needed to build this fire with the only thing I had access to, wet firewood. Below is what I did to get my fire going.

How to Build a Fire with Wet Firewood

  1. Collect twigs and break them into roughly 4 inch segments.
  2. Stack the twigs as if you are building a log cabin.
  3. Fill the center of the twigs with dry tinder. I happened to have cotton in my bug out bag, but sometimes you can find dry pine straw under a bed of wet pine straw—this just goes to show you the importance of having a bug out bag.
  4. Light the tinder.
  5. As the tinder burns, it will dry out the twigs and eventually catch them on fire.
  6. Slowly add more firewood that you have already collected before you even begin.

In the video below you can see a variation of how I made my fire with wet firewood.

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