Fire is one of the most critical things you can have in a survival situation, but few people know how to make it last by making an All-Night Fire.
I’m talking about a fire that will feed itself, allowing you to finally have time to cook and eat your survival food.
Speaking of which, if you’re low on survival food we highly recommend the following types – they’re incredibly long-lasting and unbelievably delicious! Click the images below for more details:
Knowing how to build this fire is going to save you tons of time, energy, and hunger pangs. That’s why I created this blog on…
How To Make An All-Night Fire
1 – The Big Picture
First of all, I think it’s best to give you an idea of what the end result should look like so the explanation will make sense. In the end, your All-Night fire should look like this:
As you can see, the fire starts at the top, and works its way down (much like how a candle works).
Now for how to build it…
2 – Biggest Logs On Bottom
The key here is to get your largest pieces of wood at the very bottom, forming the base of your fire. These logs will be keeping the rest of your fire in place, so you’ll need to make sure they’re thick and sturdy.
3 – Slightly Smaller Wood Goes Next
For your next layer, take some slightly smaller logs/pieces of wood, and stack them perpendicular to your first layer (aka laying them in the opposite direction – much like how you set up a stack of Jenga tiles).
4 – Continue The Process
Grab some even smaller wood, and now stack them on top, so that they’re parallel to the first stack. Continue this stacking process, making each layer smaller and smaller, until you use up all your wood (the end result should look somewhat like the shape of a tipi).
You get to determine the height for this one; however, keep in mind that, unlike Jenga pieces, logs roll. It may be difficult to keep your fire stack standing if you stack the layers too high.
5 – Setting Up The Top
Once you’ve used up your wood, it’s time to grab your tinder. Stack it in the middle of your top layer (dry pine needles are a great thing to use for this).
Don’t have any tinder on hand? I’ve written a blog about 7 unusual items you can use to start a fire. See it here.
6 – Line The Top With Wood
Now that you’ve got your tinder on, the last step before lighting is to grab some longer sticks, and make a tipi at the top. You can do this by laying the sticks all around the tinder, forming a point at the top. These will protect your tinder from blowing away and will help feed the fire.
7 – Start Your Fire
Now it’s time to start your fire. The key is, once it’s ignited, you’ll have to sit with it at first. Make sure the fire is getting air, and make sure the tipi on top is burning completely all the way around.
Want to see this method in action? Here’s a video of the entire process:
Now you might be realizing at this point that you don’t actually have an effective fire starter. You also might be out of tinder that’s actually going to work (whether you find yourself in the woods when SHTF or not).
Never fear! Our online store has some great ones. I’ve included some of our best (and most popular) fire starting tools and tinder below. Check them out by clicking the images below.
Now I know I promised you a fire that wouldn’t just last you all night, but one that would last over 14 hours. Welcome to the 14+ Hour Self-Feeding Fire!
This one may be a bit of a pain to set up, but as you’ll see in the video, it is WELL worth the effort. This is by far one of the coolest ideas I’ve ever seen when it comes to building a fire. Check out this awesome spectacle here:
Now if you noticed in the first video, the guy was using a typical stick fire starting tool to set his stacked logs ablaze. This is a popular survival tool, and lots of people have it. However, did you notice it took the guy multiple tries to even get a spark?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be sitting there waiting for my fire starter to light, and I don’t want to be failing at multiple attempts to do so (especially if I’m running out of time and patience).
Nope…call me high-maintenance, but I need a fire starter that is going to work the first time, every time, instantly. And that, my friends, is why I absolutely love our brand new product: the Tesla USB Double Arc Electric Lighter.
This lighter is seriously incredible; one of the reasons why is because it’s SO DANG EASY TO LIGHT. Seriously, ANYONE can use this thing in a snap. All you do is flip open the lid, and hold down the button on the side. THAT’S IT.
One touch of the button, and you’ll emit a double arc of electricity that will instantly give you a raging fire.
This isn’t just a one-hit wonder, either. When fully charged, this amazing lighter allows for 300 sparks – about 100 more than the competition. And, with its USB port, it’s easy to recharge. It even has a blue light to signal you when it’s charging!
If that weren’t enough, this double arc lighter is also windproof and weather-resistant, allowing you to ignite a survival fire in seconds, no matter what the weather is doing. Incredible!
This is one of the handiest (and coolest looking) survival tools we have in our online store. And, because it’s a brand new product, everyone is going to want to get their hands on it. Click here or on the image below to claim yours before we run out of stock!