Maybe it’s the fresh air, the smell or the smoke, or just the fact that you’ve mastered one of man’s most basic survival skills – but you’ll always remember the time you made your first fire.

Therefore first in our list of #52Things to do before you’re 16 in Camp Xplode’s THE ADVENTURERS HANDBOOK is to get in touch with your wilder side and learn one of man’s most basic survival skills: MAKING A FIRE (just make sure you find a knowledgeable adult to help you first!).

Knowing how to start a fire can be essential to survival in the wilderness for three reasons. A fire provides warmth, it offers a way to cook food and purify water, and it helps rescuers find your location.

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Each week we will be sharing more essential things every adventurer should experience before their 16th Birthday.