A ferro rod is an indispensable piece of survival equipment. Even a pocket-sized version will be a viable fire starting option for thousands of strikes.
However, they aren’t always a sure thing with natural tinder. Knowing what natural materials are viable tinders in the area is very important. Even then, proper preparation goes a long way towards successfully starting a fire. In this video, Tyler shows us how select and prepare the tinder before using the ferro rod and the 90-degree spine of a knife to bring a spark to flame.