The Complete Ferro Rod Survival Guide
A spark is an insanely powerful thing to carry in your pocket.
For most of human history, starting a fire’s been an epic and ongoing survival challenge.
Fire was such a crucial resource in ancient times; travelers carried embers with them. It was far easier to start a new fire from a smoldering ember.
After all, using stones to knock out a spark to catch a bit of tinder is not easy. Nor is using sticks to pop an ember out of a plank of wood.
And besides, they never knew if there would be enough dry fuel or the right stones to make a spark at their next stop.
It was much safer to carry an ember along wherever they went.
So what do you think ancient people would have thought about a spark generating device? One that fits in a pocket and throws off sparks hot enough to melt steel?
A device that throws sparks with just the flick of a wrist, and even soaking wet?
I bet they would have killed others for such a powerful device! [Read more…]