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There are lots of ways to start a fire, simple Bic lighter, Metal Match (Needs lighter fluid), Bow Drill, Flint & Steel, Fire Piston, Magnesium, Ferrocerium, and even a Magnifying Lens just to name a few.

 

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Bird Nests

  Making a bird's nest to start a fire will make it much easier regardless if you are using a Bow Drill, Magnesium, or a Flint style starter just to name a few. Depending on where you are located, different methods may apply depending on what materials are available, Juniper bark is one of the most common materials used, however, these trees may not be in your area, you might only have pine needles, Witches hair, and so-on.

 

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 Gathering kindling should be an easy task, some places it might be wet and you may have to dry out, for that reason we suggest a small amount to get you started. Kindling can be made from any dry branches from fallen trees or limbs and also from dead branches that might still be attached to the tree. 

 

Fire Starters

  buckstarterThere are lots of ways to start a fire, simple Bic lighter, Metal Match (Needs lighter fluid), Bow Drill, Flint & Steel, Fire Piston, Magnesium, Ferrocerium, and even a Magnifying Lens just to name a few. Remember, fire is very important so this might not be a good place to buy cheap, one that caught my eye is the Buck Fire Starter. The Selkirk fire starter by Buck is a Ferrocerium style lighter, along with the "Forever Warranty" and a price of around $21.00 and made in the U.S.A. I can't see where you could go wrong. We found the Buck Selkirk fire starter at Wal-Mart for $16.18 - $18.18, we think paying a little extra for the name is a good investment. 

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Magnesium

 

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Magnesium is very inexpensive and can be found everywhere, easy to ignite and should be found in everyone's fire starting kits. Small blocks of Magnesium are easy to shave into small pieces or you can buy bags of Magnesium already prepared that you can find on Amazon for about $10.00 to $12.00 for 6 small baggies full. 

 

 

 

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