I go back and forth on the flint & steel. If you buy a dozen of those cheap, baby Bic lighters and pry that stupid child proof metal cover off… you have sparks for life. I have ten or 15 scattered round the house…but can never seem to find one when I need one. I’d definitely put one of them on the tactical knife sheath for sure.
But then…there’s nothing more satisfying than a hand made campfire started from scratch from a single spark. Making a fire that way appeals to the lizard-brain at the back of the cerebellum where our baser instincts are stored.
I really need to finish that Bowie knife I started last year.