An essential resource to carry with you in your pack is a form of fire starter. Regardless of the duration of your trek, packing such a small and simple tool could potentially be a life saving decision. Mother nature is dynamic and unpredictable, so is best to be prepared for all conditions.
- Stormproof matches are an excellent lightweight option. They are windproof, waterproof and will even relight after being submerged in water.
- Tinder-Quik will catch fire even when wet and stay lit through fierce weather.
- Ignition steel will produce sparks even when wet.