3 Ways to Start a Fire
and build a career.
If you want to start a fire you can do it one of three ways:
Start it yourself.
Starting a fire by yourself is painful. Your hands will likely bleed and there is a good chance you won’t get it lit.
Travelers will pass by and give you advice, but the task is still yours.
If you are successful, the energy that wraps your skin in warmth will feel euphoric.
If you are not successful, you will likely die in the cold.
Put a log next to a fire that is already burning.
Take a piece of dry wood and put it close to a fire that is already burning. The heat and energy of the already raging fire will quickly consume your piece of wood and soon, it will be on fire too.
Once you have warmed up, you can talk to the creator of the original fire and find out why they did it. Turns out many had a flint stone.
Go a friend’s house that has a fireplace.
Fuck making fire, drink coffee on a couch and get warm.
You will not feel any euphoria, and your friend didn’t build the house or the fireplace. He doesn’t know how to do it. He just presses a button.
You will not learn much about fire, but you will be warm and safe for a long time.
I’ve tried all three methods.
I started at my friends house and realized that fireplaces weren’t for me.
I went into the woods and tried starting a fire. I cut my hands for 3 years and finally, figured it out only to realize that I had a lot to learn about making fire.
I wandered through the forest and found two men sitting by a fire, a Muslim and Christian. We talked and I discovered that they knew more about fire than me.
I’ve been sitting next to them for almost two years.