Always light your fire from the upwind side. Make sure you lay the tinder, kindling, and fuel so that your fire will burn as long as you need it. Igniters provide the initial heat required to start the tinder burning. They fall into two categories: modern methods and primitive methods.
Modern igniters use modern devices. These are items that we normally think of to start a fire.
- Matches - Make sure these matches are waterproof. Also, store them in a waterproof container along with a dependable striker pad.