How to start a fire with a flint or firestone.

To start a fire with a flint gather small, dry material that will ignite easily.

To start a fire with a flint gather small, dry material that will ignite easily.

Hold the flint against the pile of material and start with the scrapper at the top of the flint.

Hold the flint against the pile of material and start with the scrapper at the top of the flint.

While pressing on the scrapper against the flint, slide it toward the pile of material, this will create sparks.

While pressing on the scrapper against the flint, slide it toward the pile of material, this will create sparks.

Keep creating sparks until you get a flame or some of the material starts glowing. If it's only glowing, gently blow on the glowing ember until it ignites.

Keep creating sparks until you get a flame or some of the material starts glowing. If it's only glowing, gently blow on the glowing ember until it ignites.

Gradually add more small, dry tinder, as the flames get bigger add larger twigs, branches and eventually logs.

Gradually add more small, dry tinder, as the flames get bigger add larger twigs, branches and eventually logs.

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