Had an opportunity to test fire making in the rain and very strong wind today. Here's the thing. Even with tried and true methods like Vaseline cotton balls and a BIC lighter and a ferro rod, if you are exposed, it is really difficult. Strong wind was more detrimental than the rain. Once the tinder ignited, the wind would snuff it. Even the cotton balls. Once I move everything to a spot sheltered from wind, no problem. Even though I used the partially burned, wind snuffed cotton ball and was still in the rain. Raging fire in no time. Here's how it looked before the wind and rain picked up.