Can you make fire from scratch with no matches? Some local boy scouts were showing off at a local mall, trying to pass the summer boredom away. They demonstrated fire making techniques. Then they let people try. Damn. I couldn't do it, not even with a flint striker. I gave up. I tried today to use my glasses to get it going. Couldn't do it. I guess I'll pass on trying out for these survivor shows.
Back when I was in scouting our method of fire making was to wait until the scoutmaster wasn't around and use matches. Worked great. We always had the best fires. Now I sort of wish we'd actually learned how to make a fire.