How many people use ferro rods? Either as their primary fire starter, or as a backup fire starter?
Back around 1985 or so I bought one of those magnesium sticks with a built in ferro rod. I used it a few times to start fires, and it seemed like more trouble that it was worth.
Never the less...
After a lifetime of starting fires in the woods, I have 3 things that I feel are the top helpers so far as fire starting goes.
Before I get into them, I want to talk about some definitions.
This is anything that produces the initial spark or ember. Think Ember from bowdrill, or...