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Originally posted by Terapin
Fire is perhaps mans most useful and important tool. While there are many ways of making fire I am a bit surprised that no one has mentioned the Fire Piston.
Originally posted by enjoies05
If you are putting a flint in a survival kit or something like that I suggest you also put some dryer lint in with it in a water sealed bag. That stuff lights up very easily (when it's dry of course). That would help you alot if you had to start a fire.
Originally posted by colec156
On a personal note,
In my BOB ( bug out bag ) and my belt I carry, 2 fire steels, 1 steel and magnesium block, wind / water proof matches and several clipper lighters.
All have there uses and take up very little room in my BOB and belt kit.
This may seem excessive but again because they take up very little room and very little weight, I would rather have the extra's.
My EDC ( Every Day Carry ) I have one tube of wind proof matches and a clipper lighter.
So answer to your question OP, Both ! with extra !!!
[edit on 6-1-2009 by colec156]