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In a survival situation, fire can mean the difference between life and death. Fire can help you dry your clothes, stay warm during cold nights, cook food and sanitize drinking water. But if you’re stranded in a forest-like environment, there are some precautions to take before you start to build a fire, lest the fire spreads and starts destroying the woods around you. Here are six proven methods to contain your backwoods bonfire and ensure it doesn’t spread.

 

This article was originally published in SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Winter 2015 magazine. Subscription is available in print and digital subscriptions here

 

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This article was originally published in SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Winter 2015 magazine. Print and Digital Subscriptions available here.

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