Sunday, May 4, 2014

Inexpensive Addition to Your Fire Kit

Part of my fire kit is a few of these 'magic' candles. They costs almost nothing, they don't take up any room, they stay lit for at least a couple of minutes, and you can't blow them out... neither can Mother Nature.

Once I've got a flame, I either go for a strip of bicycle inner tube rubber as it will stay lit for quite some time or I get one of these candles going.

During the wet season here in Southern Thailand, it just makes sense to have options and to be prepared. I can start a fire by rubbing sticks... but realistically, when everything is soaking wet it's extremely time-consuming and there is no guarantee.

I carry enough tender and kindling to get a small fire going. It takes up very little room. 

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