Lots of people these days have firesteels in their bug out bags and emergency kits but I’ve found many have never practiced using them. They’re actually trickier than you would think – it took me a few hours when I got mine to get the technique down. Maybe I’m slow though.
This video is from Ashley Cawley, the founder of Natural Bushcraft which is a great resource for any aspiring woodsbum out there. It may shock some readers to find that our UK cousins have a vibrant bushcraft community but they do. Support them if you can – they have it rougher with the politicians than we do. The firesteels he recommends in the video are available on Amazon for less than $10.