Tagged: fire

The curse of the Olympic flame

An integral part of the countdown to the Olympic Games, the lighting of the Olympic flame at Olympia is a ceremony of great symbolic importance, one that binds the ancient and modern versions of...

How to make fire by rubbing sticks

Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides proper technique, you have to choose the right wood for the fireboard and spindle. Sets made...

Reusable charcoal mound

*Turn on captions for written commentary (CC in bottom right corner of screen). Via: primitivetechnology.wordpress.com: Charcoal is a valuable fuel that reaches a higher temperature than the very wood it’s made from. I’ve made some...

Hygge

Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hooga’) translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. It may be hard to say, but that hasn’t stopped people finding out that hygge might...

Gävle goat

Every year for Advent, the town of Gävle, Sweden, builds a giant Christmas goat out of straw. And every year, arsonists do their best to bring it down. This time, despite high-tech cameras and...