Thursday, March 22, 2012
Building your Bug Out Bag: Fire Kit
I choose BIC because of their reliability and lighters are easy to use. I put orange BIC's in my bag so I (and everyone else) know that these lighters are for emergency use only. So that I don't have to worry if they contain fuel or not and they will be full when I need them.
In my match cases: One includes strike-anywhere-matches that have been treated to be waterproof. I have another case that includes UCO storm matches. They are long burning and hard to put out. The Olive Drab case has a mix of both. In case I have to leave my bag in a hurry; I can grab the Olive Drab case and know whats in it.
I carry the Magnesium block as a back up to my Lighters and Matches. It's a time tested fire starter that is easy to use. I have a orange 3M reflective paracord lanyard so that I can find it if dropped. I also attach a whistle to this lanyard for ease of carry.