Knowing how to start a fire outdoors is a very important survival skills. Tools such as the EverStryke Perma-Match make the process a tad bit easier. This device has fuel, ferro rod and wick all in one tiny package. The rod strikes at over 3000 degrees with a flame that burns at over 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Each match is capable of 15000 burning strikes.
You can use this to start a fire in the snow or rain. The built-in O-Ring keeps your fuel from evaporating. This is handy and not too expensive.