Survival Fire Starters
Fire starters are a very important part of any emergency kit. We at CampingSurvival.com like to have at least 2 various fire starters on us at all times. Our newest fire starter is right below. Our new Magnesium fire starter is cutting edge and there’s nothing like it. We are sure that once you try this new fire starter below you'll love it too. Again, having more than one fire starter on you at all times especially when you go into the woods is a very basic idea. We recommend the Flint Steel and Magnesium Fire Starter in one right below plus a Doan magnesium fire starter and some tinder. Many people prefer a larger fatter sparking tool. The larger the fire starter surface to scrape from the more sparks you’ll get and the easier you’ll get a fire going. Of course, even if you are very confident in your fire starting abilities, when you go into the woods, a lighter is another obvious but good last ditch effort fire starting tool.
It’s important to have a good fire starter. It’s also important to have some good tinder. We sell some very good tinders here. However, it is also important to use your fire starter at home before you go outdoors. 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.
The homemade cotton ball and vaseline tinder is great, but can be messy. Go ahead and also try one or more of our compressed tinders. Another great project is to try different fire starters and tinders to see which works best for you. Again, the bottom line is to learn how to make a fire with your fire starter long before you have to start a fire in a survival situation.