Ever since I started gathering my food storage and preparedness gear I have always had one question on my mind. If we ever had an earthquake that took out our power and or gas, how would I be able to cook my food? Fire is the obvious answer, but you can only store so many matches, and the fuel in my lighters won’t last forever. The thought came to me that I need to learn multiple ways to start a fire.

I came across this video while doing some research and I just had to share it. This is probably one of the coolest things I have seen in the preparedness world. In this short clip Grant Thompson shows us how to construct a fire piston for under $1. Not only is this cheap to make, but it has a ton of value in the survival world.

For more information you can also want to check out Grants video on how to make char cloth.