-waterproof container with matches (carried in my pocket) -a second waterproof container with matches (carried in my pack) -a firesteel rod carried on my knife sheath -a small tin containing char cloth and a piece of chert rock as flint (carried in my pack) -the cordage that carrys my mora sheath is used for the bow drill for fire by friction
If I have time, I like to practice traditional and primitive methods of fire lighting first. I like to just make a bow drill set (usually balsam fir because it is so commonly available) on the fly and light a fire that way. But if I don't have time for that or am having trouble starting one that way then I will use traditional flint and steel. For this I use my carbon steel knife blade and a piece of flint i find in the field or use the ideal piece of chert I bring with me to get a spark to catch on my char cloth. I use any tinder bundle that is on hand to blow into flame. If no dry tinder is available, then I make woodshavings as my tinder bundle. This rarely fails but just in case, I have my firesteel rod and matches which I still sometimes use just to practice.
I'm pretty lazy when it comes to fire. I carry waterproof matches but its usually the butane lighter that does the work. I made some fire starters from egg cartons with dryer lint in them and then soaked with wax. They are kinda neat because you can dunk them in a river and then light them right away and they burn for about 3 minutes.