What’s the story? – Fire Starter

Youngest son has always had a bit of an obsession with fire which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, my Dad is the same and he turned it into a long career as a firefighter. 🙂


We all love to camp so teaching the boys outdoor skills like tying knots and starting a fire has always been important to us.  We bought fire sticks so he could turn his interest into a useful skill and hubbie set about teaching him how to use it to start a fire when we were camping.  Attempt one was a bit of a disaster and ended abruptly when his frustration got the better of him.

So we were really surprised on our next trip when he got out the sticks, found some kindling and tried again.  This time his persistence paid off and he was so pleased with himself!

9 thoughts on “What’s the story? – Fire Starter

  1. Coombemill

    I bet this one will be tried a few times! Mine love making camp fires and cooking on them too. Popping over from What’s the story, do join me for Country Kids too.

  2. Charly Dove

    What an awesome post Lou. Definitely a great skill to learn, nothing worse than a camp fire with no fire! He did brilliantly! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

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