Mans ability to make fire is one of the most important advances in civilization. Man’s survival often depended on it, however with the advent of the match, the lighter and eventually the microwave oven, the simple task was lost to most. Before we get into the mechanics of fire making one must understand what exactly is fire. First off it is hot, I mean really hot, in fact it is so hot it can burn the crap outta you if your not careful. I’m not just talking about the ouch I got a blister hot either. I’m mostly talking about the third degree burns where you need skin grafts and reconstructive surgery if you survive kinda hot. Then there’s the ability of fire to get out of control, in fact it can spread like wildfire! Burn down entire cities, and turn huge landscapes into a smoldering wasteland. Fire has been used to destroy, and kill indiscriminately by man to the point it was the first weapon of mass destruction. In retrospect the fewer people who know how to make fire the better in my opinion. It is far too dangerous to be handing it out like candy, so if you don’t know how to make fire already just forget about. Learn to eat your food cold, and buy an extra blanket to keep warm. Because there’s no way in hell I’m going to enable a pyromaniac wannabe.