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lee c
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Always a good idea to have a compass and a working knowledge of map/compass works. White birch bark is a GREAT tinder/firestarter. Burns when wet,gives off a sooty smoke though. Dry cedar bark,fryed into a “nest” works well too. In a pinch,anything from lint to your credit cards,money or any paper you have in your wallet,pockets or pack can work. Flint/steel fire making is really not hard…really. I would suggest practicing in a controlled environment,like your backyard first. These are skills I would master,or at least have a solid working knowledge of before reliying. Survival techniques are a great thing to learn and practice. Read,learn,think and PRACTICE them. “Going primitive” is fun,and could be a real life saver. Good luck and enjoy! take care,Lee