Haha. If you ask my 7 year old what you need for a fire, she'll tell you: oxygen, fuel, and a source of ignition. See, she gets to play with fire, knives, and other things needed to grow up and be capable independent people.
Serving yourself food may be too much for the kid to handle. Hope his parents are around into his 30s when he's still living at home.
Check this out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-VacaaN75o