This educational resource guide details several aspects of making fire for survival purposes. Readers will discover discussions on the elements that are required to make fire, such as oxygen, fuel, and heat. They will also learn about the raw materials that are necessary for starting a fire and keeping it going; all of which can be found in the wilderness, such as tinder, kindling, and firewood.
The four most common fire configurations are also mentioned, as well as the proper method for laying them out. Each of the configurations mentioned can be built by a single person without the need to erect additional structures such as those that would be required for a self-feeding fire.
These configurations are simple and easy to achieve, although some do have advantages over others; for instance, the inverted fire pyramid will burn much longer than the other configurations if built properly.