It’s the time of year when the rain just keeps falling. Camping season is upon us, and people will be building fires. But what do you do when all the wood is wet?

The guys at Total Outdoor Programming will show you how to start a fire with wet wood. This video will come in handy when you’re camping or even in your own backyard.

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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.


  1. He’s using a grill lighter? Don’t waste your time watching this unless you have no clue what you are doing.

  2. What a crock. When backpacking here in the Appalachians, I seek out a hemlock, although other conifers will do. The dead twigs near the bottom contain lots of rosin and will light with a single match when soaking wet.