Learn more about fire. How did early man build fires? What is the safe way to build a fire in the wilderness?



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Activity 2

Learn more about fire. How did early man build fires? What is the safe way to build a fire in the wilderness?



 

Man has been able to control fire since 1,600,000 B. C. Brian made fire much the way the Homo erectus man did. Study these early methods of fire building.

What is the correct way to build a fire?

Dig a pit away from overhanging branches.

Circle the pit with rocks.

Clear a 5 foot area around the pit down to the soil.

Stack extra wood upwind and away from fire.

After lighting, do not discard match until cold.

Never leave a campfire unattended

Keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby.


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