Having a good fire starter is essential for any pack or kit when you’re camping, hiking, or in the wild for any particular reason. If you’re in an ice storm this winter and have no way to start the kitchen stove, you need a way to start a fire for a propane stove or for Esbit fuel tabs under a can of beans.
Having more than one way to start a fire is a good idea. Fire starters and lighters aren’t that expensive. I’m not a purist who thinks survival means using only primitive means of lighting a fire. I’m thankful for little wonders like cigarette lighters.
You can find lighters in many retail outlets, but if you’d like the convenience of shopping online, go to Amazon and search for Zippo lighters. Stock up on lighter fluid while you’re at it.
Zippo has been around for decades and comes highly recommended. Get a Zippo Lighter or two for your survival kits, and buy extras as practical gifts.
Wouldn’t the three thousand year old man have loved a Zippo? When you’re without modern conveniences, wouldn’t you?