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    What is the best way to start a fire in a hurry in the outdoors without matches or a lighter

  • #2
    steel, flint, and tinder you brought with you

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    • #3
      Shoot up that meth lab thats hidden deep in the forest, that'll produce a good "spark"!

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      • #4
        Elmer Fudd's method is good. A 9 volt battery and steel wool works quickly too.

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        • #5
          Steel/flint is probably the most reliable way. They also make magnesium and flint strips that light when you drag a knife across it. Look at Cabela's website for good fire-starters.

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          • #6
            Flame thrower...

            Seriously, flint and steel, or a flint and magnesium bar.

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            • #7
              call in a lightening bolt...

              Elmer Fudd's answer is more depenable.

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              • #8
                I think sheeb has the best answer to the question, thats funny as hell.

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                • #9
                  just remember to put it out when your done




                  REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

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                  • #10
                    Road flare

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                    • #11
                      Flare gun

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                      • #12
                        Flint and some dry tinder. Don't forget the steel.

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                        • #13
                          Swedish fire steel and a cotton ball smeared with petroleum jelly has never let me down. But, why would anyone leave the pavement without matches and a lighter?

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                          • #14
                            Well, assuming that you don't have flint and steel like many people suggest( why would you carry flint and steel when a lighter does the job better?), a friction fire is a real solution if you don't have other options. Importantly though, it one that you need to practice up on beforehand. Know what kinds of woods work well- sage, cottonwood,bass wood, etc. Learn how to make a bow drill set. Learn how to bust a coal and blow up a nest. I do it off and on while hunting, fishing or hiking just see if I can. If all you have is a knife, and shoe laces, this is a real option. Also, the energy you put into starting the fire definitely warms you up.

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                            • #15
                              cotton balls covered in petroleum jelly work remarkably well. Just expose a little dry cotton, apply spark and it will burn like a giant candle wick for several minutes. Try it at home sometime.

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