Alright, so, every survivalist understands the need for fire as well as fires' many uses and most people have a few good ways of producing it. Related to that, it seems as though every red-blooded survivalist also has a passion for the cool, but less than functional products on the market - one of those products being flares! I admit its great to pop open a tube and have fire and sparks go shooting instantly into the nigt, but in the end is there a true practical use for flares nowadays. A few road flares may be useful, and of course marine use of flares for emegency signalling is fine, but for most of us on land, aside from cool effects or dramtic hollywood scenes what does anyone really plan to do with flares in an emergency. I have a few ideas, but I am pushing for discussion so that the mall-ninjas out there can know what to do with what they're buying!