How To Buid a Self-Feeding Fire – Wilderness Survival Skills


In this video and article I demonstrate a technique for building a fire structure that will burn continuously and does not require ANY managing. This is a great method to know if you need the heat from a fire while you are sleeping, but do not want to wake up repeatedly during the night to add more wood.

24 Comments on "How To Buid a Self-Feeding Fire – Wilderness Survival Skills"

  1. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    You got it!

  2. pervisirani | November 5, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Excellent…thanks for taking the time.

  3. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    LOL! You got it man… kleenex it is!!!

  4. Great job! I’ll give that a try next time I go on a camp out. I’ve always started with a small bundlle of fine sticks and dry grass or moss, then build upon that using bigger wood until it’s strong enough to take logs, but your idea is worth trying. Thanks for posting this vid. Only one suggestion; next time you do a video please bring a kleenex to blow your nose so you don’t sniff all the way through it. That drives me nuts…

  5. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    Have fun! And be safe!

  6. findingusernamesux11 | November 5, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Why the thumbs down people!?
    It’s a joke, if there where indians in the wood they would spot him in a split second ’cause of all that smoke… lol.

  7. im gonna burn something now. thanks!

  8. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    Thank you!!

  9. great video
    you did good job describing what to do step by step

  10. Also great for drying out damp wood

  11. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    Thanks a ton!!! I hope it works out well for you!

  12. cujomojo2007 | November 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    6 out of 5 for this one, very detailed info. Excellent technique, even down to having the wind on the back of your neck when you light it.

  13. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    Nice! Good luck with it!

  14. Very interesting.I was kinda scared that the surrounding dry leaves would start burning at the end but they didn’t!Gotta try that technique next time I do a campfire.

  15. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    LOL! Thanks!

  16. findingusernamesux11 | November 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    Good you don’t have indians in the area… : )
    Great video!

  17. crosspecans | November 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    this was girl scout 101. rake back the leaves??

  18. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    LOL! Thanks!

  19. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    Thanks! Good luck and let me know how it goes for you!

  20. Nice Information. I thought you were going tp run out of breath. 🙂

  21. great vid. definitey opposite of what i’ve always thought about making fires, yet makes so much sense. totally going to try this tomorrow. going to try pretty big wood on bottom and work up from there, hopefully i won’t have to touch it for a few hours.

  22. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    Awesome and cool story! Glad to see you are enjoying the videos… stay tuned!

  23. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 8:04 pm |

    Sweet! Glad you liked it!!!

  24. HedgehogLeatherworks | November 5, 2009 at 8:08 pm |

    Hi, yep, of course you could… but where’s the fun???!!! Thanks for commenting!

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