Many different types of emergency fire starters exist, ranging from simple magnesium blocks to full-on flame-throwing lighters. I think that magnesium fire starters make sense because they’re lightweight, and they’ll work in a variety of weather conditions. But throwing a good spark requires practice, so check out these demo videos with tips about how to use two different magnesium fire starters to hone your skills:
How to use the Coghlan’s Magnesium Fire Starter:
How to use Survivor Firestarters:
Want to know more about different types of emergency fire starters?
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