The most important item of safety gear when hiking is a reliable fire starter.
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, This patented product is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, its dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a foolproof way to light stoves and gas barbecues.