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9 Ways To Start a Fire Without Matches

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  1. interesting article. If you’re going to pack a firesteel throw a couple of cotton balls saturated with vaseline into a zip lock. They’re surefire if you fluff them up and hit them with a spark. Only the hardcore carry char and they spend more time freezing.

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  2. @5 – macko – Browsing YouTube, dryer lint is good with a firesteel, too.

    If you don’t have fancy kindling, and you’re out in the woods, YouTube suggests finely shredded birch bark.

    This guy even does WET birchbark (jump to the 10 minute mark):

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