It seems to me that practicing lighting a fire in inclement weather and/or in the dark might be the best thing to try. Starting a fire after several rainless weeks in summer is a piece of cake, regardless of where the spark comes from.
Luckily, I have a fire dish and a supply of firewood in my backyard. I also have a super-simple wood burning camping stove and would like to figure out how best to use it.I actually would like to learn to light a fire via multiple matchless means, in this order:
- magnesium fire starter
- flint and steel
- bow drill
Guess I need to find a magnesium fire starter and trim up some kindling. Oh, and maybe make some char cloth!