Primitive SkillsHow to Build an Overnight Long Fire

How to Build an Overnight Long Fire

In this article you will see how to build an overnight long fire called a rakovalkea gap fire. Fire is an important part of survival in the wilderness and it applies to both camping or being stranded in the wilderness far from civilization. There are a number of methods for building fires and most of them are characterized by its primary purpose. When it comes to cooking, a fire pit makes the most sense as it concentrates the heat at the center of the fire. This tutorial was designed to introduce the reader to a different type of fire that provides warmth across the full length of the fire.


This tutorial was posted and shared on Bushcraft Days and shows how easy it is to create an overnight long fire or Finnish Rakovalkea Gap fire. All of the materials needed to prepare the fire can easily be gathered from woods in the area you are in. An axe or hatchet is a necessity in order to chop into the timber in preparation for the assembly of the fire.


Benefits of reading and following the Tutorial: How to Build an Overnight Long Fire

Learn how to build the perfect fire that will produce all the heat needed for warmth on a cold evening.
The tutorial spells out all of the necessary materials and tools needed to get started.
It also includes a complete step by step instruction guide that will make it easy to follow.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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