Yesterdays stocking stuffer; the ‘Toaks 450ml Titanium Cup‘ is a great option for cooking food and boiling water, and at just 2.7 ounces can fit in any kit.
Today’s item is the most consistent way to get that fire needed for cooking started. I’m talking about the Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel.
Like with any tool practice is needed before a firesteel becomes a reliable method of creating flame. However, unlike a lighter or matches, when properly used a firesteel will work at any elevation, wet or dry, in the wind or rain. There are no moving parts to break and this one will last 12,000 strikes or more.
While a simple Bic lighter should be everyone’s go to I always recommend people keep at least one in their bug out bag and learn how to use it. This way you’ll be guaranteed able to start a fire in any condition.