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August 13, 2008

I think I've got that down!

One fine day in the summer of 1994, I made a fire with no matches or lighter. Just the friction of one piece of wood against another. It took a week of practice to coax out that tiny spark, but ultimately my persistence paid off and the spark sparked. It was quite the project!

Some time later, I found myself visiting cordially with a group of friends and aquaintences about various items related to self-sufficiency and self-reliance. "Well, I've seen fire made from scratch," one of the women said. "So I guess I've got that down!"

Turns out my friend had seen an experienced outdoorsman make fire one day. He made it look easy, so she assumed it was. It was a simple mistake. Yet that particular assumption could have cost her her life.

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Elizabeth Eckert, Healthy Living & Wellness Coach

Elizabeth Eckert, PhD

I enjoy observing human nature and helping people get healthier. I'm the author of Word Cures, webmaster of the WordCures.com healthy living website, and an organic vegetable gardener. I hang out in spacious North Dakota with Max, my precocious pup. (more)

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