Poor man's one handed flint and steel
by David Henderson
(Tryon NC 28782)
You see all those high priced flint and steel fire starters and they take two hand and bit of skill to use. I have used a cheap flint and steel set up for years and it is one handed as well. It is so simple I can not understand why it is not sold in every camping store there is.
So have you guess what I am talking about yet? Well most people never would. I am talking about a flint spark lighter found in any welding or auto supply store. You can get one at NAPA (WLD 7771416) for about $7 (triple flint). A single flint mode is even cheaper. For that matter you may have one in the tool box right now and never thought to use it for fire starting.
(PS: Sorry if this has been posted some where. It is so simple I am surprised that every one does not use them)