What the hell is a Hot Dog Hike? It is ultimately a fun way to impart skills. A way to get people that aren’t familiar or competent in outdoor skills, in this case fire starting, a chance to work on that skillset in a engaging way.
You just need some hot dogs, some method of starting a fire and a sense of adventure. Depending on where you and your groups’ skills are, if this sounds too easy, kick it up a notch, try going for one in the rain.
You can obviously use any type of fire starter. The lower the skill level, the easier the method. Start with a Bic lighter if you want, or use some sparkers like the PolySTRIKER XL by Exotac or the Swedish FireSteel 2.0. Or if you want a real challenge, go make a friction fire.