Emergency Fire Starters

The ability to build a fire in a timely manner is a must have skill in the world of man versus nature. In the great outdoors getting a fire started quickly can be a matter of life and death. In addition to waterproof matches and a Zippo or Bic lighter a good fire starter deserves a top spot in any campers gear. It's nice to know that if matches or lighters fail, you have a reliable alternative.

Look for fire starters that will provide you with weather resistance and convenience. Having a good fire will enable you to cook, keep warm from the elements and boil water for drinking. The key to building fires in the harshest weather conditions is having fire-accelerating dry tinder stored in waterproof container. Remember that fire rods and other devices that create sparks are very hard to use in wind and wet weather.

UCO Storm Proof Match Kit


Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter Stormp roof matches provide you with the ability to light a fire in just about any survival situation. This emergency match kit includes a waterproof case capable of holding up to 40 matches, 25 matches and three strikers including an integrated striker on the side of the container. The waterproof container has a ribbed surface making it easy to hold with cold or wet hands. Unlike other waterproof and windproof matches, the included UCO Stormproof Matches are easy to light even after being submerged in water. Each match stays lit for up to 15 seconds.

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Low Cost Ferro Rod Fire Starter


Low Cost Ferro Rod Fire Starter A low cost (under ten bucks) but very effective fire starter consisting of a ferro rod and a nine foot paracord lanyard with a striker that produces a nice shower of sparks, works in any type of weather conditions and at any altitude. Measures about 4.0" long and 0.375" in diameter and includes coiled into a lanyard. Larger than most fire starters of this type yet still conveniently small enough to carry on a backpacking or hiking trip. A must have item for any survival kit.

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Zippo Emergency Fire Kit


Zippo Emergency Fire Kit A good little survival tool to get a fire going under not so perfect conditions. The Zippo firestarter easy to use with an ergonomic design with textured grip. The flint wheel provides you with reliable sparking in any weather conditions. The kit is water resistant and floats and comes with five easy spark tinders stored in a compartment protected from the elements.

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