Beginner Bushcraft | Starting Fire with Fire Steel

24-Fev, 2021
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I'm a beginner in bushcraft and woodcraft so I'm vlogging my experience so you can learn how to practice bushcraft with me. Learning how to make fire with tinders and ferrocerium rod (or Fire Steel) is a very reliable skill that will make you a better outdoorsman.
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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other UZworld Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie AKA Ocean Spoon Girl and french bulldog Winston.

  • In before the joe robinet team up happens at his fort, moras are my favorite knives 👌🏽

    Jmav91Jmav91Oy oldin
  • NZ was 2 years where did the time go LFG?

    AllisonAllisonOy oldin
  • Did not know there are places that lighters just straight don't work. That's wild. I always just pick up a couple of Bics and have never had a problem.

    Jack RisembergJack RisembergOy oldin
  • Are fishing freak hats still available

    Mac NastyMac NastyOy oldin
  • 👍🤨🥶

    Ryan ScottRyan ScottOy oldin
  • I'm loving these bush craft videos and I would love to see one on knives, hachets, axes and such. The good and the bad to look for when buying blades. I really like the hachet you have in the jalapeño episode. Keep up the good work bud!

    Shea McelroyShea McelroyOy oldin
  • Are you going to apply for Alone?

    Tines & Lines Co.Tines & Lines Co.Oy oldin
  • It is cool

    Jacob Woods WoodsJacob Woods WoodsOy oldin
  • Welcome to the bushcraft channel....

    HunterHunterOy oldin
  • So very cool seeing you expand your knowledge in becoming a better outdoorsman. Being able to make fire is an essential skill that you should learn to the best of your ability. Bushcraft is so interesting - the more you know the more amazed you will be.

    GoFeesh 85GoFeesh 85Oy oldin
  • Yes, this is very informative stuff. I practice these things myself, and enjoy seeing your skills and knowledge grow as well! I'm trying to make every one of my casts count! Glad you are here with us to spread your dangling knowledge throughout the world! Luv ya bro. 👍🎣🏹

    Dean RandallDean RandallOy oldin
  • It may have been said already and quite possible this is wrong. However, I have a tendency to knock my tinder all over the place when using the fire steel and pushing the knife towards the tinder. So, what I do now is set my knife on my tinder and pull the fire steel away from the tinder pile (towards you). It keeps everything stable and seems to work for me. Great video as always sir!

    Tyler KochTyler KochOy oldin
  • Sick tips man. I got one for you too. Try using Potassium permanganate and Glycerin (antifreeze works). Not to mention potassium permanganate has many other helpful uses.

    Just DaveJust DaveOy oldin
  • Tey putting the firesteel in the pile and then using your knife. Should work first or second strike.

    Ryan KoehlerRyan KoehlerOy oldin
  • Miss seeing you buddy I hope the fam is well.

    D CD COy oldin
  • you need to watch the catfish and car.p he does bushcraft just about every video on his outdoor boys channel

    David ThomasDavid Thomas2 oy oldin
  • Harbor freight sells fire starters that comes with a piece of hacksaw blade for striking for a striker.

    Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams2 oy oldin
  • I can start a fire with a car battery and a clothes hanger

    Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams2 oy oldin
  • The best thing to use with a magnesium striker is dryer lint,it will burn in the first strike,,a small ziploc bag will last for several fires weighs nothing and will take up no room in your backpack.

    Jonathan AdamsJonathan Adams2 oy oldin
  • Dry rotted wood works good

    Otto CornettOtto Cornett2 oy oldin
  • go to Joe Robinet youtube channel he is also very good with bushcraft

    Eugene LombardEugene Lombard2 oy oldin
  • Dryer lint and candle wax plugs formed in egg cartons are good fuel to carry, strips of tire inner tube burn a long time too once you get a fire strong enough to light them...really good in wet conditions where it's harder to keep a flame alive. Cattails are really good(you break them up into the fine fibers), also commercially available pucks/cubes that light really easy with ferro rod after you scrape them a bit with a knife...Also, pocket folding saw is much more efficient than carrying an axe for the fuel, Silky make good ones. Check out Survival-Russia for his Siberian log fire if you're in for a really cold night but I'm sure you could scale it down since smaller logs are available in Texas. Folding saw makes quick work prepping them and you don't have to cut as much. Fire pistons can be fun too but seem a bit finicky.

    Invincible OspreyInvincible Osprey2 oy oldin
  • LFG, have you tried using a fritos corn chip to catch and ember? I have a ferro rod I got with my Gerber Bear Grylls knife, I may just try it and shoot a video about it.

    JordanJordan2 oy oldin
  • love this

    Ryan PowellRyan Powell2 oy oldin
  • Who else is waiting for the lfg wooded beardsman collaboration

    Eric TorgersenEric Torgersen2 oy oldin
  • Love the content, what’s worked well for me over the years is opening the cotton ball up more to catch sparks easy, spread so the whole thing burns, and make your flame larger to catch your kindling on fire. Keep it up!

    Frisboy97Frisboy972 oy oldin
  • Love the fact you are not coming across as a big bush craft expert but learning as you go too.

    Steven DeWellSteven DeWell2 oy oldin
  • Definitely make more bushcraft videos I would for sure watch them

    matt merrimanmatt merriman2 oy oldin
  • What knife is that? Mora bushcrafter?

    Super DutySuper Duty2 oy oldin
  • i'd love to learn more

    waboemwaboem2 oy oldin
  • really cool

    Detective Mike VarnadoDetective Mike Varnado2 oy oldin
  • Would love to see more bushcraft content! Love it.

    Tim HorstTim Horst2 oy oldin
  • Good stuff brotha,if you ever get bored and want a cool project. Try your hand at making a bow, you said you have ash trees in the yard. A good stave off one of those could make a good bow. Takes alot of time but it's a neat thing to learn to do.

    Tyler TappTyler Tapp2 oy oldin
  • So much YES! I'd watch every single minute of stuff like this!!!

    ninjamedic41ninjamedic412 oy oldin
  • Very interesting. Enjoyed it. Looking forward to your camping video. Already watched pig hunting.

    Robert BurtRobert Burt2 oy oldin
  • Lfg it's better to pull away than push continues to push the whole time lol 😂😂

    Josh DyeJosh Dye2 oy oldin
  • Check out work tuff knives victor is awesome and works with great makers to make affordable Bush hunting and survival knives and machetes....

    Stephen LukovichStephen Lukovich2 oy oldin
  • Stick that rod into the material and strike down into it.

    Scotty doesn'tKNOWScotty doesn'tKNOW2 oy oldin
  • Bushcraft will be awesome amigo

    Wolfeman OutdoorsWolfeman Outdoors2 oy oldin
  • Cottonwood Tree equals death to me for allergies!

    Teresa DTeresa D2 oy oldin
  • Joshua Enyart aka The Grey Bearded Green Beret is having a wilderness skills class in Hindsville, Arkansas March 31 through April 3. Check out his you tube channel. If your serious about bushcraft you might consider attending his class. He just put out a video on making char cloth. If you want to use flint and steel you will need some char cloth. Making it is simple, easy, and I think it's fun. You can also get round cotton make up wipes that women use to take off make up, soak them in melted wax and you'll have a waterproof source of tinder. Also look for fat wood video's. I have definitely become a fatwood and char cloth nerd. Both are excellent fire starters.

    Darell GriffinDarell Griffin2 oy oldin
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    Geo GeeGeo Gee2 oy oldin
  • LFG is a young Dave Canterbury lol

    Daven MoralezDaven Moralez2 oy oldin
  • Great stuff LFG👍👍

    Jacob AldermanJacob Alderman2 oy oldin
  • Made one tonight with some dry grass. Thanks LFG!

    ulcajunsulcajuns2 oy oldin
  • It's awesome to have variety and new skills! Thank you for sharing!

    Stonepost FishingStonepost Fishing2 oy oldin
  • Keep these coming!!

    Junior CroasdaileJunior Croasdaile2 oy oldin
  • Dryer lint is a great substitute for cotton balls. It’s readily available and free. I’ll lot pack toilet paper tubs with it and light my fire pit that way.

    Chris MillerChris Miller2 oy oldin
  • Also carry a huge bag of cotton balls works well. You can vacuum the air out and condense the size tremendously for transporting and storage. Great fire starter

    Shenanigan KingShenanigan King2 oy oldin
  • Scrape some of the rod off and put the small “metal” shavings with the kindling it helps get it hot enough for a flame. My grandfather taught me this, the more you know

    Alexander McElwainAlexander McElwain2 oy oldin
  • some really good info can also be found on Corporal's Corner if you're looking for different ways to use what's around you in your environment, he goes into how you can take that spongy punk wood, turn it into charcoal, and just keep it in a little tinder box, it'll catch a spark like nobody's business

    platonic rhinoplatonic rhino2 oy oldin
  • Come on 1 million, you're an inspiration good sir, coming from a fellow outdoorsman and father.

    Arthur Dias IIIArthur Dias III2 oy oldin
  • Love the video! I'd like to see more of this, even my 3 year old was into it and asking questions!

    David MorinDavid Morin2 oy oldin
  • This was awesome

    John FultonJohn Fulton2 oy oldin
  • Backcountry and Texas don’t belong in the same sentence

    Wes TimmWes Timm2 oy oldin
  • Yeahhhh love it. And the truck camping video.

    PKW PicksPKW Picks2 oy oldin
  • Try soaking some cotton balls in petroleum jelly and keep them in a baggie. They burn even in rainy conditions.

    Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson2 oy oldin
  • This is a good idea

    Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson2 oy oldin
  • Try Tinder Quick, it is basically a cotton ball soaker in wax. They are waterproof and last forever in your pack without the mess of the vaseline cotton ball method. Amazon sells them.

    AJAJ2 oy oldin
  • I had no idea what trees bark could do that and the cotton ball thing is amazing. that is a must try for the next campfire. Keep up the great videos!!!

    EoffZooStaffEoffZooStaff2 oy oldin
  • quick tip for using firesteel rods. just like that last strike that lit the tinder, rest the rod into the middle of the tinder and with the base of the knife (closest to the handle) give it a nice forceful and controlled strike. check out @Joe Robinet on youtube. lots of helpful videos. he does merch with matt from DemoRanch

    MekkyKnowsMekkyKnows2 oy oldin
  • Awesome content keep it up!! Love Bush craft and just being outdoors.

    Brandon ThorntonBrandon Thornton2 oy oldin
  • Thats awesome man! I definitely wanna know more and plan on sharing this with my buddies!

    Johnathan HollamanJohnathan Hollaman2 oy oldin
  • Would love to see more! This is awesome. Share all the LF knowledge

    Joshua DukeJoshua Duke2 oy oldin
  • Unsubscribed. Good luck to you.

    DAWGDAWG2 oy oldin
  • Love the Bushcraft LGF, I watch this type of survival content all the time. I look forward to learning with you

    Andrew MooreAndrew Moore2 oy oldin
  • Dude, you need one of our Fatwood Firesteels. PM me and I will send you one.

    Fatwood Fire SteelsFatwood Fire Steels2 oy oldin
  • A 9volt battery and steel wool works really well for fire starting purposes

    Allen AndersonAllen Anderson2 oy oldin
  • LFG have you seen the monster sized bass being fished at Lake Ivie? Go to Concho Park Marina in Facebook to see all the pics. It might be worth a trip.

    Belinda LopezBelinda Lopez2 oy oldin
  • Oh yes would love to see more I enjoy this stuff so many ways to start fires

    Hot ToddieHot Toddie2 oy oldin
  • Char your punk wood. It catches and holds an ember like char cloth. Also start saving Emmy's crayon stubs. Just a bit of wax will extend your starting flame to allow damp kindling to dry.

    Ken CoffmanKen Coffman2 oy oldin
  • L.F.G., I would recommend that you buy a few of the magnesium bar w/built in ferro rod (found virtually anywhere that has a sporting goods dept.) I personally have @ least 6 of them. And growing up in Oregon, I had to learn how to start fires with damp or wet materials. I 1st saw this at a local store in Eugene Oregon and I, at the time a teenager and Boy Scout, thought...'well that can't be a bad idea!' And I have used it on multiple occasions. I also bought them one year as stocking stuffers for the entire (30+people) family. They are less than $10 I would Highly recommend that Everyone should have one in their kit and Every vehicle! L.F.G. keep on being you! And God bless you and your family!

    John WilsonJohn Wilson2 oy oldin
  • Hey man if you scrape a small ammount of flint into the edge of the pile of tinder, then hold the flint in front of the pile and strike.

    David McGilvrayDavid McGilvray2 oy oldin
  • It’s nice of u to show us some bushcraft on your channel; a great activity in the outdoor category

    Joshua GallowayJoshua Galloway2 oy oldin
  • Paul Kirtley has a great technique for sparking a fire steel. I suggest watching his technique too, it is more controlled and makes hotter sparks.

    Jean-Marc SchnuppJean-Marc Schnupp2 oy oldin
  • Awesome I love this video!

    Jean-Marc SchnuppJean-Marc Schnupp2 oy oldin
  • I like seeing this side of you in the outdoor category, this video is very helpful and when you showed us that NZ trip; I vividly remember that

    Joshua GallowayJoshua Galloway2 oy oldin
  • Nice

    Dylan AndereggDylan Anderegg2 oy oldin
  • I like the vids that mix bushcraft, hunting, fishing, and cooking. I love all that stuff.

    Curtis MasseyCurtis Massey2 oy oldin
  • Another reason to pull ur rod towards you is. If ur pushing ur knife over the rod there is a chance you hit ur tinder with the knife and it goes flying everywhere

    Douglas MontgomeryDouglas Montgomery2 oy oldin
  • So down for the bushcraft vids and would love to see your knife collection.

    Austin FullerAustin Fuller2 oy oldin
  • What arrows do you use?

    Fish HappensFish Happens2 oy oldin
  • Bushcraft is something that has always interested me u should make a video with Fowler’s makeshift mystery

    Monkeyman GamingMonkeyman Gaming2 oy oldin
  • GOOD VIDEO! Things you said are solid, same things I learned in OUTDOOR SURVIVAL class. I like your simplicity compared to the other googans.

    Mr.Tom'sAdventuresMr.Tom'sAdventures2 oy oldin
  • I have heard that a tampax will ignite real well. less and light to carry to get a fire started. You just have to separate it a little so it's not so tight.Haven't tried it my self yet. Next time I get the chance I will. Great vlog.

    Wayne B.Wayne B.2 oy oldin
  • I defiantly like the bushcraft videos and cant wait for the next one.

    Zach ShirleyZach Shirley2 oy oldin
  • I bet he's gonna get a channel strick by youtube for "bomb making" or some shit by posting a simple fire video

    Joshua FosterJoshua Foster2 oy oldin
  • I loved to see this video! I've recently got into bushcraft myself. It's a great skill to have. Hope to see more of this for sure! Dangle and bushcraft doesn't get much better than that!

    Justin MartinJustin Martin2 oy oldin
  • Let's see how bushcraft and lfg go together 🤘🤘

    Savanna MillerSavanna Miller2 oy oldin
  • I’m also really big into bushcraft this was an awesome video

    Samuel SkeltonSamuel Skelton2 oy oldin
  • This is the stuff I’ve been waiting for! Favorite googan.

    JSFJSF2 oy oldin
  • Great video!!! Take your cotton balls and old candles what are almost gone heat the wax and soak the cotton balls in them they will burn longer due to the wax. I would love to see more videos on bushcraft actually out practicing it while fishing or hunting with bushcraft camping.

    Craig LeaserCraig Leaser2 oy oldin
  • Hello my outdoors, like you for sharing this vital bit of bushcraft information. All the best to you and your family. 🤗

    Ronald RoseRonald Rose2 oy oldin
  • Interested in what you use to sharpen your knives. I haven’t really found anything super easy yet.

    I_Lick_RocksI_Lick_Rocks2 oy oldin
  • Hey let's get that algorithm going.

    Elite ClipsElite Clips2 oy oldin
  • Love this video bushcraft is awesome bro yes please more we can learn with you

    zach wynnzach wynn2 oy oldin
  • Lfg can I have the link where you got your knife It’s awesome and affordable Thanks man Never stop doing what you are doing!!!

    Ryan RupertRyan Rupert2 oy oldin
  • If you did nothing more than pass that on , you just did a great job. Go sandwich bag camping bud, you'll love it.

    Steven BrunerSteven Bruner2 oy oldin
  • I would absolutely love more bushcraft videos 1000%

    Mason HallMason Hall2 oy oldin
  • From the Fox Fire books of southern lore, "squaw" wood is a source for wet conditions. It is gathered by taking a smallish chunk of wood, putting it on the end of a rope and using it to break dead branches from a standing tree. They will be drier than anything wou'll find on the ground.

    Mike Gray-EhnertMike Gray-Ehnert2 oy oldin