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Fire is one of those survival skills that fall into the big three.
Fire, shelter, and water are three things that you should address at the onset of any survival situation. You might think it’s strange that I don’t put food in there. The truth is, you can go quite a while without eating.
Most Americans have some extra pounds to live off of. It’s important that you understand without water you will die in days. Without shelter, you will die from the elements. Without fire, you will likely not be able to drink water or stay warm in your shelter.
There are many ways to build the perfect fire kit. We are going to look at what you need to create your perfect fire kit.
There are many types of tinder but I like to focus on a couple of things in a good fire kit. One of the best types of tinder is free dryer lint. Pack a huge Ziploc of it in your kit! It’s free and any Ferro rod is going to spark it.
You should also learn how to source fatwood as it can be found, scraped and sparked to make fire.
You should also carry a high-quality survival knife as that can process things like bark into more tinder from nature.
Your spark or flame can come from a number of sources. You see, it’s not about having a certain tool to spark or start a fire but you need one and you need to use it a lot.
These are all great ways to start a fire and these are methods that are cheap and easy!
Its also good to have a few things that sustain your fire if you are having trouble getting it going. Things like compressed paper fire starters or shredded paper and wax in wax cups or petroleum dipped cotton balls are all examples of this.
Fire is essential!