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Ali demonstrates how to build a fire in snow.

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Comment by Matt Messick on June 28, 2010 at 11:51am
I also like to carry a "tea light" candle when in the backcountry. It's lightweight, and can serve as a good core for a fire like this.
Also, be sure to avoid the mistake from Jack London's "To Build a Fire" - if you decide to make your fire underneath a tree, be sure that the tree boughs are not laden with snow that will melt and bury your fire as the air is warmed up through the tree branches!

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