Fire making techniques
I highly recommend everyone learn how to make a fire without any equipment. This will be a skill for life, and means that you will almost always (with the right conditions, and natural equipment available) be able to get a fire going. I would recommend such techniques as; the hand-drill and the bow-drill, as they both require next to no equipment except for wood and a piece of string or natural fibres in the case of the bow-drill.
If you want to be a true survivor, you should learn how to survive in the wild with NO man-made equipment. Because in a lot of cases survivors are't left with any gear whatsoever e.g plane crash. Further information is available on many different websites, and in any good survival manual. I will keep posting so stay tuned for more tips.
Start to prepare your trip before you head for the trails!