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Secrets of Fire: how to make cheap and easy firelighters out of household materials

I’ve been doing a lot of work on teaching fire over the last few years, and over time I’ve developed what I think is a vast improvement on current homemade firelighting technology. I’m sure you’ve seen cotton balls and make-up … Continue reading

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How to Build a ‘Spider Web’ Obstacle Course with String and Jingle Bells.

As many of you know, I volunteer as a Scout Leader, and as most of you suspect, I pride myself on bringing new ideas to the role. I’ve held back on showing off some of my niftier ideas for far … Continue reading

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About those ‘secret fire ceremonies’…

Well, I managed to keep that secret for over two years, but the jig was up this morning after one of the lads started tweeting at me last night. [No harm done, mate. It was bound to happen sooner or … Continue reading

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