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Video: How to Build a Portable Fire

If you're ever in a survival situation, knowing how to handle a fire is a top priority.

Knowing what to do in a survival situation in invaluable, but perhaps nothing is as useful as being able to start a fire. A well-managed fire can be used for many things, most of which include your ability to eat.

Most people have some idea of how to start a fire, but this is a little different.

Using cedar shavings, tree sap, cattail seeds and birch bark, Ted Baird is able to create a portable fire that'll smolder for at least an hour.

In this particular clip, Baird is in the middle of a two-week, 140-mile canoeing trip through Canada's Temagami wilderness.

Watch the video below:

How easy did that look?

One of the biggest problems people run into when building a fire is not having enough kindling to get it going. Once it's lit, it's pretty easy to continuously add logs, but that's if you're able to light it.

This option seemingly makes it way easier, as you can carry this portable fire and basically store your already-lit kindling in the event the fire goes out, or you need to light something elsewhere.

Like Baird said, though, a lighter will make this much easier, but a ferro rod is always smart to have.

The beauty of this portable cone, though, is it should save you from having to use it much.