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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fire lighting, or making a pile of sticks and showing it a match!

Well, 2 weeks ago we had a camp and everyone that was there made a lit a fire with a maximum of 2 matches.  Last night we did the same again at Scouts.  Total fires lit last night, ZERO!

Lessons learnt?  Well, when it is warm and sheltered and you have lots of time and concentrate it is easy.  When it is cold, a little windy and you don't do it properly, not so easy.  And when would it be more important to be able to make a fire?  When it is cold and windy!  Better get some practice in.

Oh well, everyone (that remembered to bring a coat) had fun trying and we played plenty of games to warm everyone up afterwards.

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