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Fire Prevention and Fire For Survival

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Fire can be dangerous or save our life. We need to be prepared either way. The odds are you will experience a house fire during your lifetime. Actually more than one. Are you ready? Are you prepared to make a free in a survival situation?

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Fire Prevention and Fire For Survival

  1. 1. Fire can save your life. It can also take your life.
  2. 2. Fire We rely on fire for heat, for cooking, for signaling. The ability to make fire is one of the essentials of human survival. The ability to put out a fire is of more immediate importance in our homes and work.
  3. 3. Fire
  4. 4. Fire is your friend in a survival situation. I know we’d all like to use that bow and stick, but for emergencies, a stormproof lighter is much easier. Lighters and Matches Click on image for link
  5. 5. Stormproof matches in a waterproof case are essential. A magnesium firestarter is also useful, but if you get one, practice with it. Firestarter Click on image for link
  6. 6. Starting a Fire The keys to starting a fire is to: Gather proper flammables in 3 piles -Tinder: dry, flammable material that needs only a few sparks to ignite. Wood shavings. Thin, fibrous plant material. Fine steel wool. -Kindling: slightly larger to initially feed the fire. Dry wood chips. Twigs. Dry strips of bark. Paper -Firewood: thicker branches and logs.
  7. 7. Field Expedient Fire Starting If you don’t have your lighters, matches or magnesium fire starter: Hand drill: labor intensive. Mirror/Glass: requires sunlight and parabolic mirror or lens. More on both techniques in Survive Now. Thrive Later
  8. 8. Field Expedient Fire Starting The most field expedient is to be prepared. Have your storm proof lighters, matches and magnesium fire starter.
  9. 9. Putting Out A Fire If your clothes are on fire: stop-drop-roll. If escaping a fire, close doors behind you as you exit. If you touch a door handle and it’s hot, or the door itself is hot, don’t open the door. Once out of the house, don’t go back in. Meet at your IRP. If trapped in the house, stay in a room with doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door opening. Call 911. If you have a window, open it and signal. If you have to escape through smoke, stay low.
  10. 10. The Danger of Fire
  11. 11. Using a Fire Extinguisher Buy dry chemical extinguishers, rather than water-bases. They are effective with grease or electrical fires. NEVER use a water-based with those types of fire. USE PASS when employing a fire extinguisher: Pull the pin and hold facing away from you. Aim low. Aim at the base of the fire. Squeeze the handle. Sweep the extinguisher from side to side.
  12. 12. Print Book
  13. 13. The book on the left is how you prepare NOW. The book on the right, is your guide to surviving an emergency or catastrophe given you’ve prepared. The handbook in the center is a discounted, distilled version of both books with the most important basics - click on cover for any. Print Book
  14. 14. I highly recommend getting at least one print copy of the survival manual. During an emergency you can’t count on an eBook. It’s pocket-sized— shown next to my trusty, old Ranger Handbook. I keep one in the glove compartment of each car, in every Grab-n-Go bag and also give them as gifts— the gift of life. Click on image for print version Print Book
  15. 15. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and labs. Sort of. Free book below available HERE www.bobmayer.com

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