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

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  • rudyglove27
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    Flint and steel, or a flint and magnesium bar.

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  • a.rank
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    get a good sparking rod!! flint and steel will work, but often you dont get as many sparks, i suggest bear gryll's firestarter from gerber, it has both a ferrocium rod and a striker, as well as a small compartment with tinder (cotton), a whistle, and signalling instructions on the outside. It works FANTASTICALLY well!!

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  • caleb schultz
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    I like using a piece of tshirt,it burns slow enough and hot enough to keep a fire going

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  • kb1jop
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    A good thing to carry for tinder is dryer lint. It's light, compressable, can be easily kept waterproof, burns like crazy, and it's free.

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  • jscottevans
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    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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  • jmkarls
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    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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  • Sourdough Dave
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    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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  • huntingkid95
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    Flint and some dry tinder. Don't forget the steel.

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  • beaverlog
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    Flare gun

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  • green bird29
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    Road flare

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  • poco1994
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    just remember to put it out when your done




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

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  • Ed J
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    call in a lightening bolt...

    Elmer Fudd's answer is more depenable.

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  • Alex Pernice the fly rod winner
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    Flame thrower...

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

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  • Hunt_Hard
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    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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