This is quick side by side comparison of Gerber's LMF, Prodigy, and Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife. It's not a case of the same blade being mounted on three different handles as some folks have suggested.
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When you're packing for a camping trip or putting together your Bug Out Bag, you will obviously pack something to help start a fire. Flint and steel, ferrocerium rod, lighter, or even a simple Fresnel lens- they are all great choices.
Here's something I've been using for years: Dryer Lint. Your clothing dryer comes equipped with a trap to capture this lint to prevent it from starting a fire in the exhaust vent. It's a natural ignition source that you've probably been throwing in the trash. Recycle this as a resource by packing it in a zip seal bag and using it as tinder for starting your fire at camp. Remember to keep it dry. You can also add some petroleum jelly, effectively turning the lint into a wick to burn the petroleum (See our "Improvised Torch" video on YouTube). It lights easily with a few sparks, which is why it's so important to remove it from your dryer. I suggest using a "clump" at least the size of your fist the same way you'd use a "bird's nest." Keep in mind it will burn quickly, but it is absolutely FREE!
This is a quick video from a trip on the Appalachian Trail in April of 2009. We were four days into the trip and getting a little punchy, so you'll notice we get silly at the end of the video.
The torch was made from a splintered piece of wood that we had used as a club or "baton" to split fire wood. Then we added dryer lint and petroleum jelly and lit the torch on the fire. It burned for almost ten minutes before it started to fall apart and threw a good amount of light the entire time. Be sure to subscribe to Black Bag Resources on YouTube!
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