Sunday, April 15, 2012

Department of Shameless Commerce - Fire

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Fire is a two-edged sword; it is a lifesaver and a lifetaker.

During an emergency, especially in the wilderness, fire is the same priority as shelter, so preppers and their families should carry two or three methods of starting a fire for warmth and signalling. One method is the typical book of matches stored in a waterproof container, such as a ziplock baggie.


Another method of carrying fire, during a trip to the park, is strike anywhere matches stored in a waterproof match holder and placed in your jacket pocket.


You and your family can carry butane lighters. These lighter can be disposable or refillable. If you buy a refillable lighter, you will need butane and flints.


Needless to say, even an empty, yes empty, lighter can be used as a fire starter, just spin the thumbwheel. It will create a spark, and the spark can be used to ignite tinder. That's very old school, using a flint and steel.

A modern method is firesteels. They come in a variety of models and price ranges.


Lastly, there are even more modern devices for starting fires.


Link: - Learning Center: Zippo Buying Guide

Izismile: In Fun We Trust - What to do with Lighter Parts

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