Every good survival kit need to have a couple different fire starting tools, but one of the best tools to carry is a good old fashion lighter. I recommend having at least two lighters.
While some stubborn survivalists think lighters are for the inexperienced, I think they’re actually very smart. Why would anyone go through the hassle of using matches, flints or other fire starting tools? You’re not trying to look cool here, you’re trying to survive.
In a survival situation, the easiest tools are often the best choice. Lighters are very easy to use, can start thousands of fires, and they’ll work even when wet.
Get the most out of your lighter; Turn it into a Mini EDC Survival Kit:
Before putting any lighter in my kit or pocket, I take a couple of minutes and turn it into a mini survival kit.
- Wrap your lighter with duct tape. In a pinch you’ll be able to remove the tape and use it for whatever situation may present itself.
- After Wrapping with tape, I put 2 fishing hooks one side and a bit of cotton and a few sewing needles on the other side.
- Next, wrap everything with about 50 feet of 20lb fishing line. The line can be used for fishing, repairing gear or making snares and traps.
You now have a mini survival kit that you can carry with you anywhere.