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Imagine falling out of a helicopter and pulling a chute. You don’t know why or how you got under this parachute but you are floating down into a thick and rolling landscape of deep forest. There are trees everywhere and you see wildlife a buzz in the tops of the trees. When you hit the forest floor you look around and realize you are in the middle of nowhere. What are the first three things you consider? They should be SHELTER, FIRE and WATER.
This great article offers up a method to create a powerful fire starter kit. You want to be able to start a fire no matter where you are and how far from society you might be. Are you wondering why I didn’t include food in that list? Well, in the first moments of being lost its much more important to address those items as you can go a long time without food.