Being able to light a fire is an essential outdoor skill to master, and we encourage Amy and Ella to hone their skills whenever it is safe and appropriate. They have tried several methods, some more successfully than others, and regularly offer to help light the stove, Kelly Kettle or when building a small open fire for marshmallow toasting or for heat.
But sometimes you just want to be able to create a fire instantly and easily, and usually this coincides with it being dark, damp or even wet and windy. You don’t want to have to mess around with damp kindling that never ‘takes’ or damp ground that takes the heat that is needed to get a new fire started and established.
When this is the case, I’ll happily forget being a purist, and use anything I can get my hands on to help. Read More