To Build A Fire

A lesson that can be learned while reading To Build A Fire, is to never travel alone. First of all, if the man was travelling with a companion, it would have been a lot safer and he would've been less likely to die. For example, when the man couldn't make a fire because his hands were too numb, he regretted going alone. "If he had only had a trail-mate he would have been in no danger now." At this point when he needed a fire and couldn't light one himself, a partner would've been helpful because they could have lit one for him. Next, if the man listened to the "old- timer on Sulpher Creek" when he said "... after fifty below, a man should travel with a partner.". The "old- timer" has been around for a long time, so he knows a lot. Therefore, what he said should have be taken into consideration by the man. Lastly, if he had a partner, he may have had a little more motivation to get to his destination. "His theory of running until he reached camp and the boys had one flaw in it: he lacked the endurance." So, to never travel alone is a lesson that can be learned after reading the story.

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