Fire Making: The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Experiment
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 0.9 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781615194674

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About the Author

Naturalist and wilderness adventurer Daniel Hume has traveled to the world's remotest corners to learn fire making from the living masters of time-honored techniques--some of them nearly forgotten. Hume is also an instructor at Ray Mears, the Woodlore School of Wilderness Buschcraft, a premier outdoor survival school in his native England.

Reviews

"It's clear that [Hume] knows his subject. . . . fun for anyone with pyromaniacal tendencies."--The Wall Street Journal

"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

"Hume takes readers step by step through fire-making (hand drills, striking flint and steel, fire plows, sun power!), and offers pointers on the volume of tinder around us."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Exquisitely produced."--Saga Magazine