The act of making a fire in the outdoors is something you’re sort of forced into if you plan on spending any considerable amount of time in the backcountry. It can be frustrating at first, but with the right tools and materials, it quickly becomes as easy as buttering toast. But what do you do when you don’t have the right tools? What do you do when the weather turns nasty and you find yourself soaked to the bone with no dry material around you to burn? Not to worry, the folks over at Matchless Campfire [http://matchlesscampfire.com/] have you covered with a campsite chemistry kit of epic proportions.
I had the opportunity to test out their all-encompassing Fire Starter Kit and was ultimately impressed. I won’t go into too much detail here as the video below is about as true-grit and thorough as it gets. But I will go on the record and say that I would recommend this to anyone looking to be prepared – anywhere, anytime. The simplicity and effectiveness of this kit is pretty unreal, and though the video comes in around nine minutes, in a jam you can probably get this done in less than five.
Thanks to David, Jill, and Seb for putting this kit together and for reaching out to Gear Institute. Your kit belongs in every household, bug out bag, cabin, canoe, etc.
P.S. I am hoping to do a secondary test in the rain just to show you all how well this kit works, but besides some humidity, it’s been dry as a bone in Connecticut for far too long – so stay tuned!