Knives and tools

Having a fire starter, such as the Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter is one of the first things to consider in a survival situation. Remember your Rule of Three's. You can live three minutes without air, three hours without shelter and fire in a harsh environment, three days without water and three weeks without food. Emergency fire starting is one of the most important things to learn and own as a survival skill. Fire starting can be the answer between life and death. Warmth and shelter are just about the first things to remember in a survival situation. Having several methods of fire starting with you at all times is a good start at preparedness.

It is also important to have some good tinder. A great project for the budding outdoorsman is making your own tinder. Try the cotton ball and Vaseline tinder method. Just get a cotton ball and some Vaseline. Get the Vaseline throughout the cotton ball, but don't oversoak it so it's too wet with Vaseline. You'll need to pull the cotton ball apart a bit to expose the individual threads and throw a spark from you new fire starter. You'll be amazed at how quickly it catches fire and how long and hot it burns. This is a great project for scout troops as well.

Not sure which survival knife, ax, machete or bayonet is right for you? Call us at 1-800-537-1339 and someone from our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you in the decision-making process.

Our friend Kevin Estela, an instructor with the Wilderness Learning Center recently took the time and effort to film two product demonstrations for Camping Survival. In this video he reviews two brand new items. The first is the Vargo Titanium Hexagon, a lightweight wood burning stove that is great for carrying with you in your pack and features a quick set up. The other is the new Coghlans Flint Striker, a quality long lasting and durable fire starter. Check out the video below:

Knives and tools
Knives and tools