|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.
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