To Build A Fire

There are multiple lessons that might be learned from reading To Build A Fire. For instance "no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below." This is a good tip that should be remembered because the two people can help and look after each other. When the man fell into a pool of water it would have been useful to have a partner to build a fire for him becouse he was too cold to do it himself. Instead, the man struggled to build a fire, alone. In addition, when hiking over a frozen creek watch out for hidden "pools of water under the snow that might be three inched deep, or three feet." Accidently falling into a pool of water will quikly freeze the area that had gotten wet. The man's moccasins and German socks were coated with ice after falling into the water and the man was sure he would loose some toes if he didn't quickly make a fire. Lastly, listen and take all the advice given or you might end up saying "you were right, old hoss; you were right." By not planning for the worst possible you could end up in grave danger. An example is when the man didn't start the fire on his first attempt even after the "old-timer on Sulphur Creek" told him that when starting a fire you have to build it on your first try. Many things can be learned from To Build A Fire.

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