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Howle’s Hints: Starting Fires in Cold Weather

Getting a fire going on a cold, winter day is a priority. In a survival situation, it is critical. Keeping a stock of strike-anywhere matches in dry storage with you at all times is a first consideration when going afield. For a convenient match safe, a 16-gauge spent shotgun shell slides snugly into a 12-gauge shell. This will hold 12 strike-anywhere matches and can easily be carried in your pocket.

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