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There are a lot of fire starters out there, but these are cool and can have them as a decoration in the house if nothing else, until you need them. This DIY project is creative and practically free. These dipped pinecones are so easy that this can be a really fun project with your kids, too!
Usually pine cones are everywhere. Just take a trip out to the country and you will find millions of them (actually come to my house, we have hundreds laying on the grass). They burn well and are often already dry. Check out how to make some kick-ass fire starters for a few dollars.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.