Perhaps the most important survival skill of all is the ability to create and sustain a fire, and it’s a lot easier if you have the necessary fire-starting equipment.
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One of the best strategies is to create a fire starting kit within your survival kit. What you can do is have a smaller sized pouch with fire starting items within that pouch, and then you can carry that pouch as a part of your survival bug out bag or get home bag.
As this video by Drop Forged Survival explains, this 75-piece fire starting kit has everything you could possibly need to get a fire going quickly, even in bad weather. Specifically, it includes the following items:
- Maxpedition Fatty Pack (black)
- Maxpedition Fatty
- Silky Pocketboy Folding Saw
- Leatherman Surge
- Leatherman Signal
- Gerber CenterDrive
- SOL Emergency Blanket
- Iunio Survival Blanket Shelter
- Emergency Blanket
- FireAnt Titanium Stove
- FireAnt SS Stove
- ExoTac TinderZip
- Cold Steel Pocket Bushman Knife
- Exotac NanoStriker XL
- Spark-N-Sharp Tool
- BIC Minitronic Waterproof Lighter
- SERE Strips MilSpec Fire Tinder
- Maxpedition Tactical Can Case
- Leatherman Skeletool KB Knife
- Exotac nanostriker XL
- Zombie Tinder FerroStrike V3
- Extreme Weather Firestarter
- Fire Boss Kit
- Smith’s Pocket Pal x2
Fire is vitally important because it can be used to see in darkness, ward off hungry predators, signal for help, or cook food. So the easier it is for you to start a fire, the better.
It’s also very wise to have multiple fire-starting items to ensure that you can get a fire going no matter what the circumstances are. With the above kit, you have several matches and lighters and Ferro strikers, in addition to kindling and tinder to ensure that you can get a fire going quickly even if it’s pouring rain.
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Even if you acquire only a handful of these items, you will be in a much better position to get a fire going quickly. For more information, you can check out the video by Drop Forged Survival below.