Getting the most out of your fire steel


Whilst I’ve previously written about fire steels in this post from 2017, we’ve put together a 10 minute video showing how to go about getting the most out of your fire steel.  It includes demonstrations of the push forward method, the thumb push and the pull back methods as well as a couple of techniques to try if you have damp tinder.  Give it a try and let us know how you get on.

We teach how to use fire steels, as well as a host of other methods of ignition, on our 1 Day Bushcraft Course as well as on our 2 Day & 5 Day Bushcraft Courses, the IOL Bushcraft Competency Course and also our 2 Day & 5 Day Survival Courses.  You can see plenty of photos from all of these courses on our Facebook page.


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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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