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Fire is important for several reasons in a survival situation: first because of the warmth it can provide if it’s cold. It can dry clothes, purify water, cook food, boost morale, keep animals away, and provide a bright signal for anybody looking for you.
Although not always critical to have it is certainly worth investing a little time in trying to find alternate ways of lighting a fire if you find yourself in the woods without matches or a lighter.