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heavyweight hiking combustion kit

Here is my trail combustion kit.

  • lighter - primary but limited to weather conditions and fuel
  • fero rod - the best possible backup but keep it out of the salt water; could also mean brackish water
  • hand sanitizer and cotton balls - the cotton balls can be a backup from the first aid kit. May soak them in vaseline but then that's a single use.
  • commercial fatwood - 
  • victorinox farmer (with saw) - saw is effective for cutting small branches
  • victorinox hunter pro - needed for splitting wood as the farmer is not effective there and I did not wat to bring a proper bushcraft knife
  • twine - not pictured here but can be soaked in hand sanitizer or on it's own as tinder



I'm going to trim this down when I figure out what works best in the Florida conditions during my shakedown.

UPDATE: after watching this video I might just leave this stuff at home. Other than the pure enjoyment of a nice campfire, respite from the bugs, and the calming crackle; it's just not worth the risk ... and living in Florida I'm not likely to need a campfire for survival in the summer.


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