Ultimate Outdoor Hack: Make Fire in a Can

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.