In this exclusive clip from Discovery Channel’s brand new season of Man, Woman, Wild, former Special Forces survival expert Mykel Hawke builds a signal fire with an old Iroquois method and tools patched together from beach scrap.

In the fourth episode that airs this Friday at 9 p.m. on Discovery, Mykel and Ruth are stranded on a desolate island without fresh water. They must use the few resources they have to catch fish and collect water, proving the old proverb “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” true.

It’s about time to get off the island. And Mykel realizes how temperamental fires can be so he treats his like a small child and talks to it like one too. He hopes to keep the mosquitoes away while signaling a passing ship.

Each Thursday during this season of Man, Woman, Wild, is running exclusive survival tips. Make sure to jot down your thoughts in the comments section. In a few weeks they’ll answer reader questions.