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Strike anywhere matches with the heads covered in a block of wax: 2 bic lighters:zippo lighter(knockoff)&fluid:fire starters my grandpa taught me to make from a glob of pine sap mixxed with magnesium powder wrapped in TP:4or5 trick birthday candles(the kind ya can't blow out):chunk of a bigger candle

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Strike anywhere matches with the heads covered in a block of wax: 2 bic lighters:zippo lighter(knockoff)&fluid:fire starters my grandpa taught me to make from a glob of pine sap mixxed with magnesium powder wrapped in TP:4or5 trick birthday candles(the kind ya can't blow out):chunk of a bigger candle

 

great idea about the trick b-day candles! i'll have to pick some up next time i'm at the store!

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a lighter is in my pocket, a spare lighter (with a ranger band wrap) is in the fire kit, with a freznel lense, a skoal can of beeswax 3 wick candle, another such can full of charred punkwood, a matchcase has a few stormproof matches and a few vasolined makeup pads. A leatherman Signal offers a ferro rod and so does the 2 qt stainless steel canteen cup with hinged lid. If the problem is long term, I can make a pumpdrill friction set, with multiple hearthboards and the means to keep them (and a lot of tinder) dry. I have a few baby wipes, which are alcohol-based and are easy to ignite. Some plastic bags and dessicant add to the package. Total weight is a bit over 1/4 lb and can give me 100's of fires.

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fresnel lense in wallet, Bic in pocket, matchcase round my neck, ferrorod, UCO lantern,  and peanut lighter in a ziplock bag in the BOB. Beeswax candles only in the UCO. So far, it and the Bic are all I've ever needed.

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