ISBN: 9781615194674
Publishing: May 15, 2018
Price: $19.95 US / $25.95 CAN
Paper Over Boards: 192 pages
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Fire Making
The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill
 

For fans of Tristan Gooley and of Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood a fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to making fire without a lighter

From the San people in Namibia to the Mangyan of the Philippines, Daniel Hume has learned how fire is kindled all over the world. Now, in Fire Making, he imparts his firsthand knowledge of a variety of fire-making techniques, basics, and more, including:

  • Tools that use friction or sparks to start a fire, from hand drills and fire plows to iron pyrite
  • Different types of tinder, from birch bark to fungus
  • Challenging situations from strong winds to wet matches
  • Even fire-starting hacks—such as using foil and a battery!

Beautiful photographs and informative asides (including fire creation legends) help cultivate a deep appreciation of this indispensable element.

“A practical and globe-trotting account of fire making around the world. This elegantly illustrated . . . book conjures the joy of tinder, spark, and ember.”—National Geographic Traveler

“Covers everything from varieties of tinder to fire-starting techniques such as Myanmar’s fire thong, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fire plough.”—The Guardian

“Beautiful book . . . cracking photos . . . Daniel Hume’s book is part manual, part art, part spiritual movement.”—Trail Magazine


“Enthusiastic exploration of fire.”—Compass Magazine


“Exquisitely produced.”—Saga Magazine
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Daniel Hume is an instructor at Ray Mears’ Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft, a premier wilderness-training school in the UK that has offered courses and overseas expeditions for more than 30 years. He has served since 2006 and is an expert on wilderness survival skills. His mission is to travel the world learning and mastering native fire-making techniques from around the world. He lives in the UK.