Of the three literacies: functional literacy (the ability to use reading, writing, and/or other basic knowledge required to accomplish what minimally needs to get done in everyday life or in some field that matters to you); advanced literacy (sufficient mastery of reading, writing, and/or other essential knowledge that equips you to mentor others, to detect and troubleshoot basic kinds of problems, and to begin using your literacy in more skillful ways); and critical literacy (knowing how to analyze, create, and critique texts or other forms of knowledge, identifying their purposes, and evaluating their ethical or social consequences), I would say that “Farming a Friendly Fire” is advanced literacy mostly. This person obviously knows what they are talking about, and they could teach it step by step to someone who maybe hasn’t ever built a fire.
It is also functional literacy however because knowing how to build a fire is pretty fundamental knowledge that people should know how to do. “Putting out a fire is just as important as making sure it burns well” is also functional literacy. If you don’t know how to do that, then well in allthebeesknees words, ” it could prove to be hazardous to the surrounding area, setting it on fire and causing widespread destruction.”
Like I mentioned “Farming a Friendly Fire” is also advanced literacy. I felt as if I was learning how to build a fire along with allthebeesknees. I could see the logs shifting and kindling going up in flames. This person obviously knows how to build a fire correctly and well so that it is contained, but also as big as it needs to be.
I believe that the post is also critical literacy because since allthebeesknees knows what they are talking about they can critique other’s fires and technique.