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4 Ways To Start a Fire Without Matches

Every prepper knows having an easy fire starting source is a must. Stuff happens, say for some reason you are out of matches. What do you do now? Cancel the whole trip and go back home? No!

Staying for several days without a fire source can be very dangerous.  Everyone should look up these methods of starting a fire without matches. They might get you out of trouble some day.

How to Start a Fire With a Water Bottle

Did you know you could use a water bottle with clear water to start a fire? The water creates a magnifying effect concentrating the light in one point .

How to Start a Fire by Friction

A classic everybody heard about using friction to start a fire, the principle is simple, but you need hard work and determination for it to work.

How to Start a Fire with a Soda Can

Using the power of the sun and a bit of reflexion from the tin can could save your life.

How to Start Fire with Flint & Steel

One of the oldest tricks in the book, just watch out you don't accidently cut yourself.

Bonus: How to Find Good Tinder

So you now can make fire, but do you got what it takes to keep it alive?

Written by Paul Stevens

I've always been an outdoorsman. Growing up in the mountains
twenty five miles from the nearest town (of only 1000 people
even!) will do that for you.

Since moving on from my first career as a wildland firefighter,
I've run a travel adventure company, built my own home in the
wilds of North Idaho and recently taken a stab at this writing
thing. Happy to be a Ready Tribe contributor.

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