Knowing how to start a fire is probably one of the most basic survival skills known to man, but getting a fire going during an emergency situation can sometimes be a little tricky.
If you’re prepared then you should always have a good survival lighter, it is by far the most reliable way to start a fire in any situation. In my opinion, everyone one of the fire starting methods and tools listed below are nothing compared to a good lighter. When it’s 20 degrees out, you’re soaking wet, and you’re in desperate need of a fire; do you really want to mess around with anything other than a lighter?
Survival is about preparedness, and I would never recommend any of the following fire starting tips over having a lighter in your kit. But knowledge is the key to survival so here you go.
7 ways to start a fire, just in case the world ever runs out of lighters.
- Waterproof Matches
- Magnesium Firestarter
- Blast Match Fire Starter ( part of the Ultimate Survival Kit)
- Fine steel wool and a 9 volt battery (kind of wacky but it actually works * again make sure you have lighters!)
- Fire Drill
- Fire Plough
- Hand Drill Method
Want a backup to your lighter? PACK ANOTHER LIGHTER!