Fire. The most important tool in the history of mankind. A good fire maker is a survivor. Fire will be the focus of the clan. Each night the clan will spend time around the fire, much as the ancients did. It will not be a requirement, but it will be good for moral and community. As mentioned in a previous post, I will set out for this journey with many, many matches and lighters. These will last for a long time, possibly the duration of the time we must spend surviving. In the event that they do not last, or they are ruined, we will be learning other methods of creating fire. We will practice the bow drill, hand drill, flint and steel method, parabolic lense method, magnifying glass method, possibly batteries and steel wool, and capturing natural fires. A good fire maker will be irreplaceable. We will be able to cook meat and defend ourselves with fire.