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What Type of Fire Starters Do You Carry?

I have been playing with all kinds of different fire starters from matches to fancy devices and most of them seem to work well. There are literally hundreds of different firesteels and other sparking devices on the market.  The problem is how do you sort through this mess.  I have had the chance to try quite a few different types and will share what I have found.

The best fire starters I have found is plain old matches or a good cigarette lighter.  Normally I would use a Bic, you can’t beat them for price and reliability.  With matches, I prefer the strike anywhere matches.  …

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The Art of Fire Starting

A fire is an important survival tool and can be used for many purposes.  They can include cooking food, purifying water, signal fires, providing warmth, keeping animals and predators away, drying clothes, and keeping insects away.  Fire also is a psychological factor; it can be a big morale booster.

Always have at least two, or three ways of making a fire in your bug out bag (72 hour kit) or on your person.   I always have matches, a firesteel and dry tinder with me. With waterproof matches, a butane lighter, a magnesium fire starter or firesteel, you should be able to start a fire anytime and anyplace regardless of the weather conditions. …

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