Here is a nice little tool that will make a quick job of starting your fire. A simple pencil sharpener will help make lots of small easy to light tinder from dry sticks. This is especially useful when in very wet areas or snow covered areas where tinder is not so easy to come by. The concept is simple, grab a stick off of a dead tree and sharpen the end until you have enough finely shaved wood to start your larger sticks. This light wieght and compact tool will not take up much room in your gear and may come in very handy when it matters most!