Blake, Stephen, David M Welch

Making fire is a basic survival skill – a way of attracting attention, staying warm, and preparing food when lost and alone in remote bushland.  This book demonstrates four traditional methods of making fire, and fire making amongst indigenous people of the world is discussed.  Author, Stephen Blake gives practical advice on how to achieve the ancient craft of lighting a fire by rubbing two sticks together.  Author, David Welch offers an account of fire making throughout mankind’s history, describing the methods used by indigenous people around the world and illustrating the various methods used by Australia’s Aborigines.

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David M. Welch, November 2006.  102 pages, paperback, colour photographs throughout.