Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, as well as other essential survival skills, with this definitive fire field guide.
Join experienced survivalist Ky Furneaux (featured on Discovery’s Naked and Afraid) and global adventurer Scott Donahue as they take your fire-making skills to the extreme.
Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor expert or a fire-starting novice, you’ll master the art of making fires in your home or in the wilderness:
- find the perfect kindling - build, contain, and control your fire - safely put it out when the time comes
Not only will you be able to build a fire safely, but you will know how to extinguish it properly—and what to do in an emergency situation in the event that something does go wrong. Develop skills that won’t fizzle out when you need them most with clear, easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations. Find out how to make fires in your home, in the woods, in the snow, or in the desert with a variety of fire-starting methods, and make sure that you always have the right supplies on hand. Explore how to safely and effectively use tools like axes, splitting mauls, hatchets, pocket knives, saws, and more.
And—most importantly—learn how to make the best dang s’mores you’ve ever had.
About the Author
KY FURNEAUX’s determination to defy the impossible has fueled a remarkable career as a survivalist, stuntwoman, TV host, and motivational speaker. She has been a stunt double for Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, and Jaimie Alexander; Furneaux also produced and documented an extraordinary 100-mile hike across the Sierra Nevada mountain range, featured in three episodes of Discovery’s Naked and Afraid, and was the only female in season two of Discovery’s Ed Stafford: First Man Out, braving a 12,000-foot mountain climb and -22°F temperatures. Although she’s conquered grueling terrain in over 65 countries, Furneaux is passionate about her country, and she shared the beauty of the Australian bush in her Discovery and 7Mate series Outback Lockdown. She’s a wilderness warrior in the tradition of the late, great Steve Irwin and in her own words a “true survival nerd.”
J. Scott Donahue was a high school freshman in Mr. Hancock's English class when he first read Jon Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR. A decade later, he traveled to Nepal and wrote his Master's thesis composed of essays on travel and conservation. He contributes to Sierra magazine and YellowstonePark.com and finds the source of wonder in climbing the high Sierra. He is also the author of 50 WAYS TO SAVE THE HONEY BEES.