Watch: Emelie Makes Fire in the Rain


Watch: Emelie Makes Fire in the Rain

This Swedish gal ventures out into the rain to make a fire in the great outdoors. Why does she do it? To survive? Nah, just to (hopefully) entertain folks. Hmmmm.

Emelie of Emelie’s Outdoor Adventures does a nice job of seeming mostly clueless while gathering material to make a fire in the wet woods. Some fuzzy birch back and some dried rosin (tree sap), she goes to a lot of trouble preparing the stuff.

A patch on her backpack declares that our host is “cute but psycho.” No comment.

Aha! Useful information; she uses a pencil sharpener to shave twigs into, well, shavings. Cool.


Her first attempt didn’t really pan out, perhaps because she forgot about all that rosin. Doh!

All in all, this might be more of a “what not to do” video, but in the end, she did get it done.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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