The importance of field-expedient fire starters is beyond what words can express, but what do you do when you are caught without them?
Pay close attention to this video and you’ll at least be armed with knowledge for proper field expedient fire building.
As GI Joe says, “Now you know and knowing is half the battle.”
Flint has been used for millions of years by humans to create tools simply because its chemical makeup allows it to consistently break into searing sharp pieces. When one tool was broken, it could be easily be reshaped into a new style of weapon or helpful item based on its durability and resiliency.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify important rocks for sparking and fire building. However, without skill, knowledge is useless.
Stay safe. Stay warm.