Starting a fire with the primitive way is hard work and time consuming. If you chew gum and have a flash light in your pack you could start a fire and have a way to cook, keep warm and boil water. So maybe consider keeping a pack of gum in your pack for this and to keep moral high in times of need.
I found this great article that explains how to do this and has a video to watch too. It’s not as easy at it looks so I would recommend watching the video before you try this. This may not be a practical way to start a fire but in an emergency situation, anything is better than nothing. This is so simple, why didn’t I think of this.
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