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Video review: We check out the Lightning-Strike mini survival firemaking kit

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Do you need a Lightning-Strike firestarter? You decide. But the ability to start a fire might someday save your life. And the inability to start a fire could cost your life.

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Survival knife video: Choose the correct blade spine for ferro rod firestarting

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An often overlooked part of a survival blade is the back, or spine. With the proper grind, the back can provide an edge that saves the razor edge for other uses.

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Campfire Survival Cooking: Learn the Green Stick Tripod Method

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Some of the most valuable survival tools are simple, useful methods of doing everyday tasks. Here’s a simple way to cook over a campfire when you don’t have a grill or some sort of pot holder.

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Survival firemaking: Make a tinder bundle from a piece of natural fiber rope

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Gathering the materials and making a tinder bundle or nest is a critical part of survival firemaking. Basically, the nest is a collection of natural flammable fibers, small enough to easily ignite. But here’s where the survival skills come in – what if it’s really wet out, and the right materials are scarce?

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Stocking stuffer: Make an effective firemaking kit out of recyclables

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Can you easily access your matches if you need to start a survival fire? Check out these different kinds of match containers before choosing.

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Recycle those junky candles into a survival firestarter

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Everybody has some clunky, junk candles they will never use. Here’s how to convert them into an effective firestarter, using materials you probably already have.

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Should you include waterproof matches in your survival gear?

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Every survival manual recommends carrying some form of fire ignition system. But I don’t recommend taking waterproof matches and here is why.

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