Basic Hammock Setup

Fenris guides us through the way he sets up his hammock. We show everything from tying in slings all the way through a basic ridgeline and tarp set. This video is a bit longer than normal, however, we thought it would be fun to leave in all the great moments we normally cut out. We wanted to give you all a little inside action into our great times always had when we are out.  Follow along as we demonstrate this method of hammock setup. 

Bamboo Fire Saw

We headed out today to try our luck with the infamous bamboo fire saw. It was a rainy and damp day and although we did not bust a coal, we had a great time developing this skill set. This video is a bit longer than normal, however, we thought it would be fun to leave in all the great moments we normally cut out. We wanted to give you all a little inside action into our great times always had when we are out.  

Alternative Fire Starting

Today we are joined by Brian "Red-Beard" Downing for a short lesson on alternative fire starting methods, this is more or less a crash course on thinking outside the box when it comes to starting an emergency fire even in wet conditions.  Follow along as we demonstrate this method and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series.

Fire Piston

This is the next video in our Fire Building series. In this video we not only demonstrate how to use a fire piston, but we talk a little bit about the historical significance of a fire piston, as well as demonstrate the science behind how and why it works.

Bow Drill part 1

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this sixth episode in the series, the guys at SAVAGE Combatives demonstrate starting a fire with a bow drill . This set was made with materials found at your local hardware store showing that you don't always need to go out into the woods to be able to learn and hone techniques and skills. Follow along as we demonstrate this method and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series.

Solar Fire

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this fifth episode in the series, the guys at SAVAGE Combatives demonstrate starting a fire with the solar power of the sunl.  Follow along as we demonstrate this method and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series. 

Flint and Steel Tips and Tricks

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this fourth and whatever episode in the series, the guys at SAVAGE Combatives share their tips and tricks for starting a flint and steel fire.  Follow along as we demonstrate these methods and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series.

Flint and Steel

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this fourth episode in the series, the guys at SAVAGE Combatives demonstrate starting a fire with flint and steel.  Follow along as we demonstrate this method and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series. 

Ferrocerium Rod

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this third episode in the series, Fenris demonstrates starting a fire with a Vaseline soaked cotton ball and a Ferrocerium Rod. A Ferro Rod is one of Fenris' preferred methods of starting fire and the Vaseline soaked cotton ball is one of the easiest. Follow along as we demonstrate both of these methods and move forward with this journey through our Basic Fire Building Series

Char Cloth 101

Follow SAVAGE Combatives as they teach the process of making Char Cloth. Char Cloth is a method of lighting a tinder bundle for fire building when it comes to using primitive ways of making fire. 

Magnesium block fire

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives mini-series – Fire Building Basics. In this second episode in the series, Fenris demonstrates starting a fire with a magnesium block. There are a number of reasons why Fenris doesn’t even own a mag block, and does not typically include it in his basic fire instruction course. We felt it necessary however to include it into this series because these pieces of gear are so common, cheap, and readily available that we wanted to show you SAVAGEs how to use one.

Basic Fire Building

WELCOME to SAVAGE Combatives’ new mini-series – Fire Building 101. We start this series off with building a basic fire and explaining the fundamentals of what it takes to start and maintain a fire provided you have all the materials. During this video series, Josh (Fenris) Vaught of SAVAGE Combatives Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft Program will walk you through fire building from basics to advanced.