Fire and Water Ankeny IA

Fires can make be the highlight of an evening spent under the stars or destroy acres of forest. Water can quench our thirst, float canoeists to remote locations or wash your tent away in a flash flood. With a little planning and Mother Nature permitting, it shouldn't be too hard to get what you want, in the desired quantities.

Bike Country
(515) 964-5623
825 E 1st St
Ankeny, IA
 
Harrisons Sports
(515) 963-9717
2010 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
Action Accents Team Center
(515) 277-7365
5601 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 251-7877
3700 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Hometeam Sporting Goods
(515) 265-3737
5511 E University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 963-0900
1605 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
Back Country Outfitters
(515) 255-0031
2702 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Dunham's Sporting Goods
(515) 276-9455
3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste 960
Des Moines, IA
 
Casey's Bait & Tackle
(515) 262-2760
2243 Easton Blvd
Des Moines, IA
 
Country Sport Inc
(515) 255-0031
Des Moines, IA
 

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Fire and Water

Friend or foe?

Oh, the irony. Fires can make be the highlight of an evening spent under the stars or destroy acres of forest. Water can quench our thirst, float canoeists to remote locations or wash your tent away in a flash flood. With a little planning and Mother Nature permitting, it shouldn't be too hard to get what you want, in the desired quantities.

Fire

Matches

Although lighters might seem easier and more convenient, they can be temperamental, run out of fuel or malfunction when damp. Storm proof matches light when wet and are even windproof, but require a special striker. Strike Anywhere matches work on any rough surface but must be kept dry. No matter which model you choose, matches are a must, especially in backcountry regions or wilderness zones.

Even though these cost more than the freebies from your favorite bar, don't try to save money by scrimping on matches. They're affordable, lightweight and you'll always use more than you think.

Fire Starters

Unlike matches, fire starters are designed to sustain a flame for more than a few seconds - without burning your fingers. Good in all weather conditions, they can light a fire quickly and efficiently.

Many outdoor enthusiasts also carry flint in case of an emergency. Shaved off with a knife , it turns heat from any source into a flame. It's highly flammable, so use it sparingly.

Tempting as it may be, never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start a fire. Dangerous and unpredictable, these liquids are more suited to burning down entire forests than charbroiling fish.

Water

Extra Stores

Whether you are planning a day trip or a multi-day excursion , it is always a good idea to bring more water and food than you think you'll need. When forced to choose between the two, always opt for the water. Although you're likely to get grumpy, you can live for weeks without food but only a few days without water.

Water Purifiers and Filters

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