Fire starting isn’t easy, even when it’s not an emergency. Imagine how hard it’s going to be, when you have to do it for real. The key to a starting a fire is good tinder and small pieces of wood, but if you’re on the move you may not think to pick up the right materials as you pass them.
Fire Starting Tinder
I was pondering the fire starting dilemma, when it hit me.
Why couldn’t you use a twig with a pencil sharpener to create wood shavings?
The good news is that twigs are wood and so are pencils. If you can fit a twig into the opening of your pencil sharpener you can create all the wood shavings you’ll ever need.
Almost everyone should be able to afford a lifetime supply of inexpensive pencil sharpeners. Making your fires will be so much simpler now.