If you have a choice between a Bic lighter or a couple of survival matches, which one would you choose?
In almost every commercial survival kit, survival matches often take the place of a good old fashion lighter….. But why?
Unfortunately, a lot of these so called “Survival Kits” are designed to look cool and sell rather than being designed to save lives. If given the option between a kit that has survival matches, and a kit that has a lighter, I’ll choose the kit with the lighter every time.
In a survival situation, a lighter will start a lot more fires than the few matches you’ll find in most commercial kits. It’s also a lot easier to use a lighter when starting a fire.
- Lighters are easy to use
- They can start thousands of fires
- And even if they get wet, you can usually get them to work by blowing on the top of the lighter to dry it out.
In my opinion, when it comes to fire starting devices, the good old reliable Bic Lighter’s the way to go.