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I have recently had an interest in learning about the equipment needed for surviving in a Bug Out situation. In learning the proper tools and equipment to have, I have also started backpacking and tent camping some. More recently, I started having an interest in bushcraft. What I have found is, there are a lot of similar tools required in each of these, especially having a decent knife. I would love to hear what any of you think about the mix of these different activities. I am still learning and having fun as I do so. I got several items for Christmas that will be used in a combination of these activities. Here are the items I got.
What is the advantage of the C shape?
It is very easy to hold and feels comfortable in the hand, when striking the flint/chert.
I know I just got my first flint and steel striker recently, but I have been wanting a kit that a friend sells, for a while now. This kit has one in it. The kit showed up yesterday and I am very happy with it. For starters, the kit comes with a nice canvas bag which is meant for gathering fire tinder. It came full of some awesome tinder that is not readily available in my area. It also came with a laser cut, dragon shaped, fire steel and large piece of chert for striking. As a surprise, a nice kuksa (wooden cup) and some chaga (fungus that grows on trees and is good for making an antioxidant tea). I am anxious to get out try all of the items out, in the woods.