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One of the most popular methods of starting a fire from scratch, other than struggling with a tinder pile, is creating a small bird’s nest, igniting it, and then using that small fire to initiate a larger campfire.  This method of fire-making helps to create a fire relatively quickly and efficiently, because the different materials collected ahead of time, along with the shape of the Bird’s Nest, helps to create a more reliable fire. Making a bird’s nest first will increase the success rate and longevity of your initial fire, which is the hardest part of making an effective campfire....

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