Clint is the most successful of the boys. His fire starts right away!
Now he wants to show you how to build a fire while you are in the wilderness.
A flint, some pine needles, and a little determination.
As long as you can find dry pine needles, which even in a heavy rain a good stand of pine trees will have some areas of dry needles, you could start a fire with a flint.
In the Idaho forest moss seems to grow on almost every tree, which works best for actually catching a spark from the flint. Since we are just practicing here in Boise, Clint used some dryer lint from the clothes dryer. It works great!