There are so many other ways to start a fire than with matches, a lighter, charcoal lighter, or gasoline, so practice making fires using alternate methods before a major crisis strikes.
The following methods may take a little skill and practice, but if done correctly there will be a fire to cook on and to keep you warm.
Before starting your projects, keep in mind that there are some things to avoid in these projects:
- Do not use gasoline or other petroleum products to help start a fire.
- If you fail to start a fire, do not assume char cloth or other materials will not ignite if the right situation emerges after you walk away.
- Prepare the fire lay area to make sure you can control the fire and any sparks that may come from it.
Tea Lights and Small Candle Pieces
Even though you cannot use tea lights or small candle pieces for starting a fire, they make an excellent short term enhancer.