Issue 05 Preview – Pyro Technique Daminh Tran Join the Conversation Putting Together and Using a Basic Fire-Making Kit As our lives become more adapted to the conveniences of the modern world, there are fundamental skills that were once pivotal for survival that many people no longer know or practice. Arguably, the most important is fire building. The skill of efficiently making a fire provides you with a tool to boil water, cook meals, stay warm, and dry wet clothing; it also provides a means of security. Obviously, the easiest way to start a fire is to use matches or a lighter. However, if the matches don’t work or your lighter fails, you’ll need another option. A combination of knowledge and preparedness may well keep you alive. There are many methods and tools for making a fire. Here, we breakdown how to create a fire-making kit from household items and an inexpensive tool. With this kit, we’ll show you one of the easiest, quickest, and most reliable ways to make a fire. Pay attention, your survival may one day depend on it. Here’s what you’ll need: A Fire Starter A fire starter is a tool that causes a spark to ignite your tinder. There are many different types available, including variations of magnesium bars and flint-rod-type tools. Based on personal experience, the Spark-Lite Fire starter works the quickest and most efficiently. For the rest of this Article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 5 Explore RECOILweb:The Pancor Jackhammer: 80s Select Fire Combat ShotgunIndiana Military MuseumPistol Trigger Control with JJ Racaza on RECOILtv Training TuneupsEx Historiam: the birth of .40 Caliber NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.