6/6/11

Fire...or not!

We have learned from our study that you need 5 basic things to survive in the wild.
-fire
-shelter
-signaling
-food and water
- first aid knowledge

One thing we learned... don't call us to start a fire for you! LOL!
We tried the old Cherokee method of rubbing a stick back and forth. I'm sure we didn't try long enough, but we did try. Brie really did well at sticking with it. After all her effort it still didn't work. Zeke wasn't as willing to be patient with it! (To our credit it had just rained) I have several other methods we are going to try. I want to try the magnifying glass method, the chocolate soda can method, and the flint/knife method.

This was our notched board. The kids took a rock and dug these sections out to create the notches.



Brie collecting some dried grass to use for tinder.






Trying the old fashioned Indian way!






Still trying! (and yes the chairs need painted! It's on my to do list!)

2 comments:

Mominin June 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM  

Awww ... too bad it didn't work. (Just have a few matches in your pocket at all times. Of course, then people will think you're an arsonist).

Anonymous June 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

concerning red chair ... let me know when your paintin' yours, I have one that needs a coat too! :) I even have the paint ready to go.

~Melissa

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