The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Warmth, Light, Cooking, and Survival (Google eBook)

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Menasha Ridge Press, Oct 9, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 104 pages
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To build a fire, feel heat, smell smoke, hear snaps and groans, watch flames dance, and gaze into glowing coals is the ultimate outdoor comfort. A campfire gives warmth, sheds light, dries Trade Trade Clothes, calms fears, and draws a day in the outdoors to a pleasant close. In addition to the comforts of a campfire, a life may often hang in the balance. When a campfire becomes a matter of life or death, there is no room for error. The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Cooking, Warmth, Light, and Survival provides the knowledge and fosters the confidence to successfully stay alive.
  

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Contents

A BRIEF HISTORY of FIRE
1
THE CHEMISTRY of FIRE
7
THE MAKING of FIRE
13
ALL ABOUT WOOD
39
TO BUILDor NOT TO BUILDa FIRE
47
THE SURVIVAL FIRE
55
THE TASTE of FIRE
65
WILD FIRE
79
THE BODY BURNED
87
CHARRED BITS AND FLAMING PIECES
94
GLOSSARY
98
RESOURCES
100
INDEX
102
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Page viii - Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
Page vi - Then the man drowsed off into what seemed to him the most comfortable and satisfying sleep he had ever known. The dog sat facing him and waiting. The brief day drew to a close in a long, slow twilight. There were no signs of a fire to be made, and, besides, never in the dog's experience had it known a man to sit like that in the snow and make no fire. As the twilight drew on, its eager yearning for the fire mastered it, and with a great lifting and shifting of forefeet, it whined softly, then flattened...

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Buck Tilton began camping with his Dad and as a Boy Scout in the southeastern U.S. He is the co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and has been awarded the Paul Petzoldt Award for Excellence in Wilderness Education. An award-winning author, he has more than fifteen books currently in print. He is a resident of Lander, Wyoming.

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