"Can we have a fire tonight? And can I build it?"
"Well sure, you can try. The wood is wet though because we've had rain."
Undaunted my lad ran off to get some tinder and his flint and steel. We rummaged through our wood pile to see if we could find any dry wood, and got ourselves all set. My son has recently learned how to start a fire using a flint and steel.and was excited at the opportunity to try his hand at it.
The wood was damp and it was difficult to get it going well, but he did manage to get the fire started twice with the flint and steel, it would burn for a while, and then start to go out. He decided to give himself an edge up by using some newspaper and before you know it..one fire to be had!