In a survival situation, being able to start a fire is usually the first task you'll need to tackle - and most will agree, it's the most important amongst the keys to surviving (fire, shelter, water, food). Those of us who are used to living in the Northwest, know that being able to start a fire in wet conditions is a real factor that has to be addressed. So I'd like to start a discussion. I'd like to talk about the various ways we get a fire going, despite the wet conditions around us. Some talking points for example: -What are we using to make spark? (match/lighter/fire-steel/bow drill) -What pre-prepared firestarters do you use, if any? (cottonballs with petroleum jelly/dryer lint/store-bought fire-starters/white gas, etc.) -What do you (usually) use for tinder, and how do you prepare your tinder? -How do you arrange your fire-pit & fire wood? Feel free to add! This is a Dakota Fire Hole for those of you who might ask.