As a backpacking guide with collegiate experience in the wilderness survival techniques niche, I can tell you there’s an awful lot of hype and misinformation surrounding fire starting. I’ve spent years sifting through the BS and sorting out what works for me. Of course, there are unlimited ways to start fires for survival or backpacking needs but honestly some of them just make more sense than others in most situations. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 6 easiest fire starters for backpacking and camping.
Making fire without the assistance of modern tools can be difficult though, as you must find the right materials, in ideal conditions to allow you to start the first spark and build an adequately sized fire. Fortunately, you do not have to rub rocks together in order to get a fire going. With the following fire starters, you should be able to build a perfect survival fire in no time with minimum hassle. You can also check our list of 10 Best Countries to Backpack Alone!