Getting a fire started, whether at the campground or in the wilderness can be accomplished many ways. Having multiple backups ensures it happens and you stay warm and safe on any adventure.

Few things warm up a winter night like a fire in the fireplace. Whether used for seasonal ambiance, to char a freshly harvested venison tenderloin, to light up a summer shoreline or simply to stay alive, the flicker of flame brings comfort and at times badly needed heat.

Having three ways on hand to make a fire while out hunting or fishing — especially on those long outings in the backcountry or remote lakes — ensures survival if something should go amiss. What follows is a trio of fire-starting tools designed to provide ignition should the moment call for it.

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