Photo by Brian Klutch

Smokeless tobacco cans make great containers for fire-starting tinder. They weigh next to nothing and can be stowed nearly anywhere. Simply pack an empty can with your choice of tinder–fatwood, petroleum jelly cotton balls, or dryer lint, to name a few–and stash the cans throughout your gear. Use the material sparingly as needed or torch the whole thing for a big, hot blaze in a hurry.

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