I wanna light Chinese mugwort to sterilize and bless my house, but no sign of matches. Then a flash of the idea came through my mind. I got some flints left. Having been adjusted the angle of my phone camera, I made a DEMO to show you how to use a flint to make a fire in the case for further traveling we might use to survive. It took me several minutes to find and create suitable tinder, and another 4 minutes and 52 seconds to make fire.
There’s the news reported that many travelers were lost or trapped during the adventure. And there’s one recent news was heard that a couple from our Taiwan was trapped for 47 days during the Himalayas mountaineering. When the rescuer found them, the boy was barely alive, and the girl was passed away. That’s why I made this DEMO, hoping to avoid future tragedy and to save your life somehow by making a signal fire or keeping yourself warm.
要点 | TIPS
Fire is essential to survival. It provides warmth, protection and a means of signaling; it boils water, cooks and preserves food. Ensure adequate ventilation for your fire. The more oxygen introduced, the brighter the fire. For collecting sufficient supplies of tinder, the best ones usually are barks, dried grasses, animal droppings, dried fungi, etc.
As to me, I went for the carton because of the raining outside. I peeled off a slice of skinny paper from the corrugated paper. Then, I shaved the paper to create some fluffy crumbs by using a knife.
From my VCR Demo above, I blew out the spark too soon. After the second attempt, I managed to keep the spark growing by holding the tinder gently and blowing it for the ventilation. As the spark outgrew, I fed it with a paper I’ve prepared earlier. At last, the fire was born. And the achievement of lighting the Chinese mugwort was unlocked.
You have to be patient to make a fire and a strong will.
录制/ 撰写/ 编译：BubbleSwan
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