What can I carry that will let me easily, consistantly and reliable make burning?
thread, I want to start carrying some manner of fire making tool with me. But, being me, I want it to be the optimal fire making tool, where optimal means:
* Dependable: I want to know it will work, won't leak its fuel if it needs it, can take a few knocks and not break, won't get saturated and stop playing. Even better if it doesn't need fuel and won't wear out.
* Reliable: Make fire every time, even after long periods of disuse
* Portable: I'm sure a flamethrower would help. I'm just as sure even my BIG cargo pants wouldn't fit it
* Easy to use: I could have hypothermia while running away from a bear at night in the dark on the moon. I still want to be able to make fire.
I'm considering Swedish Fire Steels, Fire Tubes, Waterproof matches, Zippos, firebows and all the rest. Personal anecdotes would be awesome.