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How to Start a Fire with Flint



A Tried and True Fire Starting Method

We’ve shared a lot of fire starting tips on our site. We’ve shown you how to start a fire with char cloth, a 9V battery and even a water bottle.

While these unorthodox firestarting methods are very effective, sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics.

One of the oldest and most reliable methods of starting a fire is with flint. With the right materials and just a few flicks of your wrist, you’ll have a nice, warm fire in no time.

Check out the video below from one of our favorite Youtubers, the Crazy Russian Hacker, to see how it’s done.



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