I've seen and read dozens of fire making techniques from flint and steel to bow drills to rubbing two thoughts together. Now I've been known to wander the woods of Wisconsin through all the seasons and I always carry a fire starting device "just in case." I'm pretty careful, but a twisted ankle or other injury could happen. Cell phones can be tricky and I have a "dead zone" not more than a mile from my home. No one knows why. Anyway the device is called a Bic lighter. I carry one in my pocket always. What if it get's wet? It gets wet all the time and dries out in minutes. I carried my latest one for over a year and it's gotten soaked I don't know how many times and I just flicked it a moment ago and it lit fine. Flint and steel? I leave it to Jerimiah Johnson. Flick a Bic and I have fire.