Fire. It’s everywhere— always has been. From the Ordovician Period where the first fossil record of fire appears to the present day everyday uses of the Holocene. Today, we abundantly create flames (intentionally or unintentionally) in power plants, extractive metallurgy, i ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Minecraft 1.2.5 has been planned for a few days now, but Jeb wanted to wait for modders to catch up to the new changes. This time around, things should run ...more
What happens when you need to build a fire, but you forgot your matches and lighter? What if you don't know the fire-plow method, the bow and drill method, or even the flint and steel method (not that you would have flint, because you forgot your lighter)? Watch this survival ...more
Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge a high carbon steel striker for flint and steel. The flint and steel striker served as the original portable lighter. Flint and steel lighters are also used on outdoor trips to light camp fires. These detailed instructions ...more
Andrew Price of Dyad Bushcraft demonstrates how to light a fire using a flint and a piece of steel. He also demonstrates how to make charcoal clothe and shows you how to use the modern version of flint and steel.
This video shows how even the cheapest file can act as a striker. Use a standard micro file to make a spark. Do not prep it in any way and, in fact, don't even remove the teeth from the file. This a good, but short, closeup on the process.
Learn the proper method of striking a flint, how to hold the flint, and the angle of attack. Use a slow, downward scrape--make a spark even on a dull edge!
Using materials collected on Bois Blanc Island, Michigan you can create a fire quickly with the flint and steel method. Tinder fungus is common in North American woods.
Flint and steel is one of the most useful combinations in history, up there with salt and pepper and Salt N Pepa. To get this fire starting tool for your own use in your Minecraft world, watch this video and learn how to craft flint and steel.
This video is just to show you how to make fire from steel and lint. What more do you need to know? Use an Altoids tin to hold your kit. Just make sure your children don't think it's candy.
Brush up on your survival skills with help from this video. In this outdoor training tutorial, learn how to correctly start a fire using a flint and steel using paper and tissue. In the wild, without paper and tissue, a leaf and dry grass would most likely be used. Get your fi ...more
Take a look at this video to learn how to make a fire using flint and steel like the mountain men.