Hey Eddie you don't start the fire on the boat
True I ran my boat on a primitive north pacific coastline. If you lose power and drift off the shipping lanes on the north peninsula you could be in for a long wait for help and a fire and food would be nice to have if you get past the rocky coastline to make a safe landfall.
Year-round water temps are in the 50's and if you swamp you have 20 minutes before acute hypothermia sets in. Not the case out here either when the stripers are in town, maybe for cod jiggers. Out there survival suits are commonly added to the list. At least I did not mention that
The flint never goes bad, it's fire whenever you need it without ever running out of gas or getting wet. Might need it, might not - I felt comfortable with it and used it in non-emergency situations to enjoy a beach fire here or there.
I guess the Maine coast isn't Point of Arches! Neither is Rhody.