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Yesterday we posted an article from our friends over at Authorized Boots on making survival shelters. If you missed it you can find it here Make Survival Shelters Ultimate Guide. What do you need once you have built the ultimate shelter? FIRE! Warm your shelter and to start the fire you need Fire Starters.
You can never have enough ways to start a fire I always have some type of fire starter with me. Sure you can try rubbing two sticks together and it is a good skill to have however when you are cold and tired do you want to take the time? I can not stress this enough you need at least three ways to start a fire. If you were to look in my bug out bag you would find more than three fire starter. There are at least 3 lighters they are cheap dollar store 5 pack for a buck. Waterproof matches in a prescription bottle, Magnesium Survival Fire Starter, and a magnifying glass. There are many other ways including the hand drill friction method.
For your fire starter, you will also need tinder and kindling to get your fire going make sure and collect these before attempting to start your fire add larger pieces of wood once your fire is burning. For tinder, I carry a small tin with cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol and petroleum jelly. I also have char cloth and a commercial fire starter called wetfire.
Wetfire can get a fire going no matter how wet it is, we soaked a cube in a cup of water for an hour then put a match to it began to burn right away.
Char Cloth Fire Starter
Char Cloth is probably the ultimate fire starter a small spark or ember will catch it and begin burning see how to make it.
With fire, you have a way to keep warm, cook your food and if necessary signal for help
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