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Muddy Faces fire activities & guides

We have a great range of fire-related guides and activities - useful for everyone from beginners to experienced outdoor practitioners.

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INSPIRATIONS - Fire

A selection of our fire guides & activities - for inspiration & confidence to bring fire to your setting.

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Fires: fire safety guide

A guide to the essentials of fire safety.

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Fires: fire area preparation

A comprehensive guide to preparing and building a fire area.

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Fires: fire pit designs

Pros and cons of a range of different styles & materials for creating your fire pit.

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Fires: methods of ignition

There are many ways to start a fire. We look at the pros and cons of some of the main ones.

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Fires: how to use a fire steel

All you need to know about fire steels (ferrous rods) and some top tips on how to use them.

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Fires: traditional flint & steel

Both simple and complicated at the same time - here’s the what & how of flint & steel fire lighting.

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Fires: creating & maintaining

For some, the art of fire lighting can be tricky; these basic rules will help make each fire successful.

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Fires: building a cooking fire

Many campfire cooking activities need embers to cook on, rather than flames - here's how to prepare your fire.

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Fires: extinguishing a fire

Extinguishing a fire properly is really important to prevent re-ignition and ground fire.

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How to make char cloth

Make your own char cloth to use with flint and steel fire lighting – it is super quick and easy to do.

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Using a storm kettle

A step-by-step guide to using a storm kettle aka Kelly kettle.

Scroll to the bottom to download our free pdf: Step-by-Step Guide to Using a Storm Kettle.

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Fire Piston: instructions

Instructions for setting up & using your fire piston.

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campfire cooking

Simple but delicious campfire recipes from Muddy Faces.

Dragons Sneeze

The Dragons Sneeze is one of our most popular products, a fire steel and striker we designed and created especially for Forest School groups and practitioners - easy to make the perfect spark.

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