Starting a fire would be a vital skill that Civil War soldiers would have been very familiar with. They needed that fire to cook their rations and make their very important coffee! Will shows the implements a soldier could have had for fire building. Then demonstrates one method living historians can use in the field to start a fire to get that coffee brewing. He also provides several tips along the way on how to get a fire started in windy or wet conditions.

Vol. VI, Episode 15 Starting a Fire

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