Not a fair weather camper? Us neither. Dan Scott of Fore Adventure shares a simple little technique for getting your winter campfire blazing
A feather stick is a cracking way to kindle your winter campfires with minimal effort – and without cheating and using firelighters. The technique even works with slightly damp wood, as it lets the sparks get to the dry wood inside.
Take a long, thin piece of wood and simply whittle down the stick, with your knife at an angle so you cut tiny strips into the wood, leaving them attached so you get a feather effect. Focus on the end of the stick – you don’t need to whittle along the whole length of wood. Make several sticks, pile them up and throw in a spark to get your fire blazing.