From an Ember to a Flame

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How do I start a roaring fire with just an ember?

From an Ember to a Flame

Many hikers will need to make a campfire at night for warmth and food preparation. Nothing can be more frustrating than not getting those embers to ignite a full fire. Here is an invaluable tip to get your campfire going. Loosely pinch your index finger and thumb together on both hands. Allow your other three fingers to fan out, as though you are making a squeezed-out OK sign. Make the two signs "kiss" by bringing your index fingers and thumbs together. You should see a diamond of space between them. Position this diamond at the heart of your fire, place your lips against your fingers and and blow through the diamond. The air will disperse, allowing your ember to catch the wood and kindling around it.



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