Vikings Used a Gross Survival Firestarter. Here’s How to Make It

viking fire starter

Did you ever wonder how people started fires before matches?  Some would use friction-based fire starting methods.  But if you’ve ever tried making a fire with a bow drill or flint, you know that it isn’t easy.  More importantly, you need a good tinder that will easily catch fire.

The Vikings found a unique – and gross – solution for this.

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Experts Tips for Using a Ferro Rod Fire Starter

ferro rod fire starter tips

Fire is essential to survival.  You need it for warmth, to cook food, and to boil water for purification.  So, it is no wonder that survivalists recommend keeping a ferrocerium rod – aka ferro rod – in your survival bag.  What they don’t tell you is that starting a fire with a ferro rod isn’t as easy as it seems.  Here are expert tips to make sure you actually can use your ferro rod in an emergency situation.

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