One of the most essential survival tools is the ability to start a fire. Although we may think that having plenty of matches on hand for emergency supplies is enough, the truth is that if a truly disastrous catastrophe happened in your area, natural or man-made, you may outlast those matches. That is when having a set of flint and steel fire starters could make the difference in survival for you and your family. Everyone should have a flint and steel set in their survival kit, and understanding how it works could be the key to using it for your survival.
Starting a fire with flint and steel brings to mind the image of self-sufficient mountain men in the wilderness. A rite of passage that ties you to wilderness travelers through the millennia, the ability to use flint and steel is one of the basic survival skills everyone should master. But how does flint and steel work? More specifically, what causes the sparks when you strike a piece of flint with steel?
The answer will surprise you! This information will help you understand what it takes to make a fire using flint and steel. It will change the way you look at flint and steel as a fire making tool and perhaps even make you a better flint and steel fire maker. We believe that if you know the fundamental reasons why survival gear and survival techniques work then you are in a far better position to use them to best advantage.
This very informative four page document will give you all the information you need to truly understand how and why flint and steel works to create a spark. It comes complete with illustrations, tells you what kinds of steel make the best sparks and why having a set is an essential part of any survival kit.
- What causes the sparks?
- The secret of flint and steel for making fires
- Best flint and steel
- Advantages of flint and steel
- Modern flint and steels