wow. good idea. has anyone every tried the fancy fire starting chemicals like you see on survivorman?
Yeah, I've used all manner of things to start a fire. The chemicals work, they work really well. So does the vaseline + lint/cotton balls. The only advantage of stuff like "Firepaste" etc is that it is more compact. I'm going on a 4 month trek, and I dont feel the need to bring anything like that, a lil home-made firestarter (vas + dryer lint, stuffed into a film canister) will do fine, and costs nothing.