Fire kit

Bluejeep

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+1 for trioxane and the those windproof matches.

I bought 30 trioxane tabs off eBay for $18. It's the easiest lighting stuff I have found.
 

COEngineer

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The only problem I have had with windproof/weatherproof matches is that they have a relatively short shelf life - shorter if you live somewhere humid (vac sealing probably helps this).

Short story about lighters: I saw one of those fancy windproof, waterproof lighters and had to have one. $50 later I hiked into the woods for an overnighter with the family and left all other fire-starting implements at home cuz I have this new fancy lighter that works under any condition. We were probably at 10,000' or so and freezing our butts off (early Spring) and I was going to light the stove to make dinner and then get a campfire going...nothing. When I got back to civilization I looked it up found out they are not recommended above about 9,000' and you know what lights at every altitude up to about 15,000'?
A 50 cent Bic.
 

WalkingBird

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I just added some Pyro putty to my pack, I’ve done a couple small campfires with it and really like it so far. Other than that new addition, I carry a lighter wrapped in duct tape, old dry birch bark, a ferro rod and some waterproof matches. Oh, and some Vaseline cotton balls
 

recon6036

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Stuff coin sleeves full of dryer lint. Dip sleeve, with lint, in Paraffin wax. When ready, cut an end, pull out a bit of lint and light.
 

Dewey

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I have matches a lighter and a magnesium stick and carry cotton balls with Vaseline I keep them in an old prescription bottle
 

Tradewind

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Zeus double arc plasma lighter. abt $12
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Storm proof matches from rei as a backup.
Fire paste.
quickfire all purpose fire starters. if you're worried abt weight, these weigh next to nothing
All in a zip lock bag

Now gimme my merit badge
 

Tradewind

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Here ya go Rancho....Enough of your wimpy flares
gitcha a real fire starter.........

 
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