Fire Starting Products
Fire is no doubt one of the four basic essentials for our survival on this planet. We use fire for warmth, cooking our food, for light at night and for a sense of security. There are very few environments on the Earth where we can survive without it.
Heated food helps conserve the calories that our body normally uses to produce body heat. This can improve survivability in an emergency.
You can use fire to purify water, sterilize bandages, signal for rescue, and provide protection from animals.
As important that it is, if you venture into the wilderness or face a natural of man made disaster, you must to be able to start a fire whenever it is required.
Since being able to start a fire is so important, are you really going to rely on only one or two ways to do it? We think you should have at least 5 methods of starting a fire in your disaster / survival kit.
The various magnesium fire starters that are available, work in the same fashion;
they generate tiny metal shavings that burn with a high intensity to ignite kindling.
These are excellent lightweight choices when using dry kindling or an accelerate.
The WetFire™ tinder can help you get a blaze going even in a downpour. In fact, the cubes actually burn longer when wet! WetFire™ Tinder burns at over 1300 degrees yet cools almost instantly when snuffed out.
We suggest that you should always have a back-up means for
starting a fire. The weight of most of these fire starters is very light, so having an
alternate means of making fire should be seriously considered. This may be as simple as packing a Bic lighter as another method of fire starting and then carry a couple more.