Swiss Army Volcano Stove Review

Volcano Stove

The Swiss Army Volcano Stove is a lightweight natural fuel burner that can boil water or heat food in a short space of time, whilst on the move or in camp. The Volcano Stove is a cheaper, more lightweight version of the Kelly Kettle, and also has the benefit of … Continue reading

How To Start A Fire

How to Start A Fire Smart Bushcraft

Fire creates heat to keep you warm, boils water making it safe to drink, heats food to make it edible and offers a way of drying wet clothing. However, being able to start and maintain a fire isn’t always as easy as experts like Ray Mears and Les Stroud may … Continue reading

How To Prepare For Fire Lighting

How to start a fire Smart Bushcraft

The key to fire lighting is practice and preparation. Those who venture outdoors should to be able to start a fire in any conditions with minimal equipment. Fire creates heat to keep you warm, boils water making it safe to drink, heats food to make it edible and offers a … Continue reading

How To Make A Swedish Fire Torch

Swedish Torch

The Swedish Fire Torch, also known as a Canadian Candle, is a great way to set up a fire as it uses only one log, has a flat cooking surface and is self feeding, meaning it can burn for several hours without any attention. The Swedish Fire Torch is easy … Continue reading

How to Boil Water Using a Plastic Bottle

When in a survival situation, drinking water containing parasites could lead to severe illness, therefore, being able to boil and sterilise the water you acquire will greatly increase your chance of getting out alive.  If you have no pot or tin, then knowing how to boil water using a plastic … Continue reading

How To Make A Feather Stick For Fire Lighting

Attempting to start a fire in the damp or rain can be laborious process, therefore, mastering the art of feather stick making could mean the difference between being able to start a fire and keeping warm, or spending a cold and miserable night in camp. Split wood burns much better … Continue reading

How To Make A Fire Reflector

After all the preparation and effort that goes into setting up and maintaining a fire that is designed to provide warmth, it seems pointless to let all the valuable heat it generates to literally go up in smoke and disappear, without warming the person it’s intended for.  This is where … Continue reading