We have become so comfortable with modern conveniences that we can’t imagine what it would be like to struggle in the wilderness. You would need to make shelter, build a fire, find clean water, and figure out how you’re going to eat. There’s not exactly microwavable food at the ready, and we don’t really spend much time learning how to hunt or what plants are edible.
If you go on a camping trip in a sizable stretch of land, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools to keep yourself alive. While you can get a filter for water and carry instant food or protein bars, making a fire is definitely going to be one of your greatest challenges. Your matches can get wet, not everyone thinks to bring a lighter, and even if you do, it can run out of fuel. Should you be completely out of options, having something like the Flint Laces would be handy to have around.
This is a pair of shoelaces that have a one-inch ferro rod capped with rubber on each tip. Simply strike it against steel and aim the sparks at some tinder. These will give you just enough to get a fire started should you have no other option. Needless to say, you would only make this $14 purchase in the hopes that you would never have to use them. They’re available in brown and black, and could potentially save your life if you’re the outdoorsy-type.