What’s the best fire starting method for one hand not including lighters?
This question seems like the best way to answer is to advise; experiment for your self and put to practice what works best for you. Otherwise you’ll end up with a hundred answers or opinions and none of those might be a good fit for you. One of the best skill sets for survival is creativity. The ability to see something common, finding a practical use and make a tool. Fire 🔥 is a toolbox, it offers many variables a person can use to stay alive and live to see another day. It’s also a comfort and a necessity in most true survival situation outdoors. Fire is as diverse as bamboo. So, naturally you want to know as many ways to start a fire. In the Army we always teach our Soldiers to train as they fight and fight as you train. A person should know how to start a fire with many different methods and try doing so with a simulated injury when put to practice. Fire is something that comes easy at times, impossible in others. Environment really plays a role with fire and getting one started. Naturally fire comes easy with technology. However, remember the natives never had technology as a crutch. You have fire plow, fire thong, fire piston, hand drill, bow drill and flint strike to master. Focus on the primitive skills until you understand how to implement each and build your fire kits. Once all that is said and done then, only an idiot refuses to use technology. The primitive skills is what will save you if you got lost or stranded completely unprepared. Knowledge is power, bushcraft skills once mastered will never utterly fail you. If one doesn’t work, use another. Keep in mind, in your survival kit. Try to include tools that have three or more uses. Saves money and limits space occupancy.