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MODERN METHODS OF STARTING A FIRE

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This category includes modern igniters, such as:

MATCHES

Survival matches are normally waterproof and
if you were stranded and managed to procure a
survival pack from the wreckage, you are likely
to find one within. Remember to store them in
waterproof containers along with a striker pad
you can depend on.

CONVEX LENS

This method is quite useful on bright and sunny
days. The lens you’re going to use for this method
of igniting a fire can come from a camera,
binoculars, telescopic sights, or the traditional
magnifying glass. Take the lens and hold it at an
angle that concentrates the rays of the sun on the
tinder. Hold the lens at this angle on the same
spot until the piece of tinder begins to smolder.
Now gently blow on this spot or use a fan to start
the fire.

GUNPOWDER

If you happen to have ammunition on you, start
by carefully extracting the bullet from its shell
casing, and then use the gunpowder inside as
tinder. Even the smallest spark will ignite the
powder, which will ignite the fire in the tinder or
kindling you’ve gathered.

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