I too, am putting together a "first aid" / emergency kit. My family got kind of hammered in Rita, which is why I'm thinking about it now.
There are a few things I don't know anything about, like a fire starter gadget. I threw a couple of disposable lighters in it, but I want something more dependable.
The next is some type of camp cooking apparatus, like those hexamine stoves etc. I bought one at County Comm for about 8$, I think. Is that good enough? I dont want to open it to check it out because it's packaged so well.
I'm going to get one of those Pelican 0370(?) cases to put this home kit in. It's damn expensive, but it will last me for the rest of my life. Looks like I can get one for under 250$ I want to have room for dry clothes and blankets, that's why I'm looking at a 24"x24"x24" case. I figure even if the house falls in on it, the contents will still be good, if I can dig the case out.
Um, hmm. I've rambled.
So, what's a good fire starter?
-edit-- Oh, cost isn't an issue, obviously. If I'm going to spend this much for the case, I want the contents to be top shelf.