More about the Adventurer Beeswax Survival Candle Assortment
Why use 100% Beeswax instead of traditional paraffin wax? All Natural Beeswax burns brighter, hotter, cleaner and longer. Beeswax is all natural. We use 100% Pure Beeswax. Beeswax is usually smokeless and virtually soot less. Even unscented, Beeswax emits a pleasant, mood lifting aroma. Beeswax releases negative ions which actually clean the air. Paraffin, NOT Beeswax, contains 11 different toxins. Beeswax contains NO toxins. Beeswax is non allergenic. Beeswax removes dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander and germs.
Cautions and Instructions: Child supervision is required. NEVER leave an open flame unattended. Remove combustible material from area of candle prior to lighting.
What is needed to start a survival fire?
First, of course, you need a method of ignition. However, as any Boy Scout knows, you need much more than that.
Fire needs fuel and air to light and stay lit. If it is windy, find a low spot out of the wind. Making your fire next to a rock wall or large tree will help reflect the heat back to you. In normal situations, three types of "fuel" are needed to start your fire:
Tinder is material that lights easily when you touch it with a flame. Paper, grass, very small twigs and dry moss are perfect examples of tinder. Use a candle, survival match, survival fire starter or a number of natural methods to light the tender. A candle can take the place of Tinder in many cases as a candle will usually light the next fuel required, kindling.
Kindling is the next size fuel/wood. Small dead branches still on the tree or bush make good kindling. Dry sticks, bark and anything else that will readily light when exposed to a constant small flame fall into the category of kindling.
Fuel is the next step and is what keeps your fire going. Ideal fuel is dead, dry wood.
In any case, lighting a survival fire is not as easy as it looks. In perfect conditions, it can be a simple task. However, in a survival situation, where wind, rain, cold or injury can make things difficult, it can be almost impossible. Whatever method you choose to help you be prepared for building a survival or emergency fire, be sure to practice your method before you need it. To try to learn survival skills in a survival situation, is a gamble at best.
A candle can make the chore of getting a fire going in a survival situation much easier. The longer the candle will burn on its own, the better.