We’ve covered a lot of ways to get fire, from flint and steel to natural tinders. But in our latest video, Jason Salyer covers one that we haven’t seen before. The common Sharpie marker is a part of many individuals’ everyday carry, but in a survival situation, it could be just the thing to dry out tinder or accelerate a small flame into a warming fire.
This type of knowledge may seem trivial, but you never know when it might be the difference between starting a fire and not. As Jason shows, you can light a Sharpie with a ferro rod, but it also acts as a great flame extender to preserve lighter fuel or other ignition resources.
What other unusual or unexpected survival tips do you know? Please share them in the comments below.