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In the ever-evolving world of survival and preparedness, the wisdom of experience often provides the most valuable insights. For this reason, we've tapped into our community of avid readers as a resource for survival knowledge, and are sharing tips that stand out for their simplicity and effectiveness. This Readers' Survival Tip comes from the home of NASCAR, and may get you into trouble if you decide to try it at the office.
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Above: Kyle.Goes.Wild lights the tip of a marker on fire with sparks from a ferro rod.
Sharpie Markers can catch a spark from a ferro rod. Aim your ferro rod close to the open felt tip of the sharpie marker and use the pump technique to shower the tip with as much sparks as possible. Continue until the felt lights and you can use it light your fire.
Above: The marker is lit like a candle, and can be used as a tool to get a larger fire going.
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