The sparks off the Ferro rods must be every hot because they will light the Mg very readily. Ferro Rod/Mg is the most failsafe way to start a fire, imo (except for road flares! )
all true mate fishing IS hard enough WITH all the right 'kit' , but a few hooks are so small and lightweight why not pack them? it's worth a try and might work. or you can try for other quarry (birds/rats etc) it would give you something to do in a 'long term' survival situation.and back to Ferro rods, yes i've tried all the tricks, some with more success than others but i still think there is more practical ways of fire lighting. Or to put it another way, you CAN start a fire rubbing sticks together (a great skill to learn if you have the time) but why would you want torelyon that method ? i think the two issues are the same in some ways, neither is going to be as easy in a survival situation as they are on paper. I wouldn't want my life to Depend on either.
That fellow doesn't look all that happy...you sure that isn't you fishing Grumpy?
On that matter, sometimes not eating is a better option than eating minimum of food in survival situation:http://masterwoodsman.com...ble-wild-plants-survival/