I have a confession to make – I suck at making campfires.

Not to say that I can’t light them, just that it usually involves an above-average amount of muttering and cursing in the wilderness, and no one really likes that.

Whether you’re still working on your survival skills like me, or you’re headed to an area with wet or sparse kindling, it’s worthwhile to take a packet or two of Insta-Fire along with you on your next backpacking trip. It’s a lightweight combination of volcanic rocks, wood pellets, and paraffin wax that will burn for 15 minutes – even in wet conditions!

I currently offer a 24-pack for under 20 bucks in my OpenSky storefront, but thanks to the guys behind the scenes over there, I’m able to offer a special promotion right now:

Just head to my promo site and enter your email and favorite shopkeeper (hopefully, it’s Modern Hiker). You’ll be entered into a random drawing, where 10 winners will get the 24-pack of Insta-Fire for $1.99 with free shipping. If you don’t get the big deal, you’ll get a coupon for 15% off ANY purchase at OpenSky, which is nothing to sneeze at either! Feel free to poke around my Storefront, or one of the other 82 shops – you’ll find something great in there!

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