Fire-starters and tinders are a must for every Survival Kit.  Most households have matches and lighters tucked away in a drawer somewhere, and the following can be used as tinder in a fire-starting assembly:

-Vaseline and cotton-balls (mix and store in a zip-lock bag; separate the fibers of the cotton-ball a bit before lighting to aerate)
-Alcohol swabs (unfold the alcohol swab before lighting; this aerates the swab much like separating the fibers of a cotton-ball aerates the cotton ball)
-Steel Wool and a battery (separate the fibers of the steel wool just a little then touch to the positive end of the battery - makes an automatic start to a tinder bundle)

I recommend adding a Metal Match fire-starter to the kit and you are good to go!
 


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