Use a Common Marker for Survival

Use a Common Marker for Survival

(TacticalNews.com) – There are a ton of common items we can use in a survival situation and don’t even realize it. It just so happens that markers, namely permanent markers, are among those many items. Don’t believe us? Well, read on to find out how a marker could save your life.

In the video above, Jason Salyer does a fantastic job of demonstrating some ways to use a permanent marker to start a fire. Thanks to the alcohol in the ink, it’s pretty flammable, making it easy to ignite and start some tinder on fire. You can also shave the marker itself to create tinder. We don’t need to tell you how important fire is when you’re trying to survive.

Some of this may be difficult if you don’t have the correct tools. Thankfully, Jason simply uses a knife and some flint or ferrocerium rod. Not all knives are created equal, and it’s important to know which one is better suited for a certain task. Check out the differences between survival and combat knives.

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