Of course a lighter is likely the ‘go to’ method for fire starting, it is really important to know the more traditional/primitive methods such as strikers using flint & steel or other spark-producing methods. I personally like using Vaseline-impregnated cotton balls with any ignition source. For years I made my own paraffin coated strike anywhere matches. I’ve still got some from my Boy Scout days around 1970 and they are still good. Insert the matches into the slots in corrugated cardboard and you have a heck of a fire starter.
By Ryan – Modern Survival Online
I think it is fair to say that the ability to start a fire is arguably the most important aspect of survival. Fire allows you to purify water, cook food, avoid hypothermia, dry clothes, deter insects, keep away predators, and see at night. Dehydration and hypothermia are the two most common ways that people die in a survival situation, and fire helps with both of those threats.
Of course being able to use a ferro rod or make a friction fire are essential skills for a survivalist or prepper. That being said, I always want a good lighter with me to make things easier if possible. You never know when you may need to start a fire quickly in less than optimal conditions. A reliable lighter is the best way to do so.
There are several different types of lighters that are popular…
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