Fire Starting


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When other resources are unavailable, this technique provides a way to start fires for warmth, cooking, and various other purposes. Because of access to lighters and other materials, this technique is not commonly used, but the knowledge is still maintained. This method only requires two materials: a log that is well dried and a bush knife. A sharpened piece of wood cut from the log is used to create friction against the log thus starting the fire. Most often, a specific type of wood is used called Aremacha (wild cocoa), which ignites more rapidly than others.