It's Summer and many folks will be headed into the back country to spend some time with nature.  But are you as prepared to be in the woods as you should be?

A campfire is not only a fun thing to have when you are out camping, but the glow from the fire itself can lift your mood and creates a calming effect.

But what if you NEED a fire?

Do you have the know how to start a fire in the rain?

Anytime you are in the back country, things happen.  A storm could roll in, your vehicle could break down, or something else could leave you stranded and in need of heat.

Serveral types of fire kits are available at your local sporting goods store or you can grab a few items and make your own and either put it in your pack or keep it in your camping gear.

But what are the best fire starters?  Check out the list below and I'll bet you'll find more than a few that you that you might not have though of using to start a fire.