This is a fun and easy project to do with your kids. It’s also a useful survival skill. A pill bottle firestarter is a versatile tool that works great in a survival situation when other firestarting methods aren’t available.
Fire is very important in survival situations. It gives warmth, provides light, helps you cook food and gives a reassuring feeling that you can survive any end-of-the-world scenario as well as a simple camp-out on the weekend.
A Great DIY Survival Project to Do With Your Kids
At home it is easy to start a fire, what with the firestarting devices that we always seem to take for granted, like a box of matches, a lighter, or the electronic igniter in the stove or oven.
Out in the wilderness, however, matches and lighters could fail and firestarting becomes a necessary skill. The weather can be both a friend and a foe, making the act of lighting a fire an easy task when conditions are dry or very difficult when it is windy or stormy. A box of waterproof matches would come in handy in this situation.
Children have to learn how to start a fire and there are actually many ways to do so. There is the hand drill, the fire plough, and fire drill that requires two people to start. However, these methods depend greatly on dry wood and grass. During wet weather or damp conditions, it is best to use a waterproof firestarter.
When your kids learn how to start a fire or at least make a firestarter, you can consider it an achievement.
This is a basic survival skill that every child should learn so that when they are left on their own, they will be able to keep their bodies warm, prepare food, drive away wild animals and see in the dark, too.
Starting a fire is something that every prepper, old or young, should know how to do. Teaching these skills can be made exciting and fun by letting kids participate and get hands-on experience, and making a pill bottle firestarter is a great place to start.
Who knows, when that fateful day comes, your children may turn out to be the ones who will help you survive.
Check out the article below to learn how to make a pill bottle firestarter, a fire starting device that can work in all sorts of weather conditions.
Get Your Kids Involved: How to Create Pill Bottle Firestarters – Mom with a PREP
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