Best Waterproof Lighters For Survival

best waterproof lighters

Check out the pros and cons of each type of survival lighter and which waterproof lighters are the best and most reliable for camping, bug out bags, disaster preparedness, and EDC.

Best Fire Piston (Explore This Little Known Firestarting Method)

Slam rod firestarter

Fire is a key component to survival. It can provide heat, cook meals, and help keep wildlife away. A fire piston allows you to make a fire without the use of commercial lighters and matches.

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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How to Start a Fire with a Lemon, Potato, or Other Produce

There has been a viral video floating around which shows how to start a fire with a lemon.  Because fire is one of the fundamental pillars of survival, this is a great trick to learn.  However, I want to point out that survival hacks are pointless if you don’t learn the science behind them.

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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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