Capturing a spark and blowing it into a flame is a skill that can save your life.
But the hardest part is catching that spark, and that’s why you need charcloth in your survival kit. A spark from virtually any source can be captured with charcloth. In addition, a faulty or disabled lighter that will spark, or damp matches that will flare, but not light, can still be used with charcloth. Properly-made charcloth will easily catch a spark and grow into an ember. This ember can be transferred to a tinder bundle and blown into a flame.
Charcloth is a material that has been “cooked” like conventional barbeque charcoal is at high temperatures until it becomes black.
SurvivalCommonSense charcloth is made here in the U.S.A. (on my patio, by me) from recycled denium.It is packed in waterproof plastic bags and comes with printed directions for use. The packet is designed to be carried in a wallet or pocket survival kit.
Put a packet of charcloth in every emergency kit. At a price of $7.00 per three-pack, there is no reason not to have plenty on hand.