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Scout skills: fire lighting

A fire needs to be built carefully - you can’t just pile lots of wood together and hope for the best!

So, whether you are lighting the fire directly on the ground or using a raised, ready-made altar fire, it is always necessary to take time to prepare everything before you actually strike the match.

This guide takes you through the different kinds of fires you could build, and gives handy advice on lighting and extinguishing a fire safely, and training others.

Fire Lighting (FS315076) (PDF)


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