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Old 01-18-2012, 03:29 PM
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Hey guys, just was wanting some cool and creative fire starting ideas and or URL's To tutorials. If you know some cool ways to start fires either with or without man made tools throw it out plz Thanks
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Hey guys, just was wanting some cool and creative fire starting ideas and or URL's To tutorials. If you know some cool ways to start fires either with or without man made tools throw it out plz Thanks
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9 volt battery and some 000 steel wool...
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I've always had pretty good luck with a little gas and a Bic.
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Having good tinder can make all the difference. Vaseline soaked cotton balls, tinder straws, and waxed cotton balls or rounds all make great homemade tinder.
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Thanks guys very helpful! I love learnig all sorts of new ways to build fires in the wilderness. I like to just go in the woods with nothing but a couple pieces of jerky and some para cord and just go and survive its relaxing but its always good to learn fire tips
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Chapstick + cotton balls also works well plus is easy enough to EDC. Lots of people carry chapstick anyway, so just add a couple cotton balls in your pocket for virtually no added weight or space.

I carry a permanent match/butane lighter combo. It will throw sparks and light a cotton ball even if the fluid is dry and the butane is empty, although I don't carry cotton balls around with me.
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Thanks guys very helpful! I love learnig all sorts of new ways to build fires in the wilderness. I like to just go in the woods with nothing but a couple pieces of jerky and some para cord and just go and survive its relaxing but its always good to learn fire tips
Some jerky and paracord? That's extremely minimalist. I like to always have at least the 5 C's with me when I go out.
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Just think what he could do with an Altoids PSK.
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I've always had pretty good luck with a little gas and a Bic.
I've found this method works well, although I prefer a zippo.
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Dude, you gotta watch Les Stroud in Survivorman.

That guy even claims in one episode he started a fire with a chocolate bar.

Seriously, he shows more ways of getting a fire going than any body I ever seen in my life.

Here's a real good documentary link where you can watch his shows.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/survivorman/
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Some jerky and paracord? That's extremely minimalist. I like to always have at least the 5 C's with me when I go out.
Could you remind us what the 5 C's are again?
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look up dave canterbury on youtube..
he has an excellent outdoor /survival channel as well as several hundred how to video's
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For my tinder bundle, I prefer cedar bark. Rubbed briskly between one's hands it breaks down into fibers that makes for a great bird's nest. The other item that I carry is pine rosin found on jack pines. Even wet, rosin will burn with no problem. The next preferance is for the bark of the paper birch. As I carry a flintlock, my firestarting technique is a peice of char cloth in the pan with a light sprinking of black powder. Cock the hammer, pull the tigger, and simply dump out the pan into the bird's nest.....
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The 5 C's
1. Cutting tool. A good fixed blade knife usually is what is meant here.
2. Cover. For me it's a tarp or reusable space blanket.
3. Combustion device. That's something for starting a fire. I prefer a Bic or my Zippo that is always in my pocket.
4. Container for boiling. Stainless steel water bottle or cup.
5 Cordage. 550 cord or bankline or rope. The options are pretty endless here.
I will post up a couple Dave Canterbury's video's here since he explains it really well.
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Here's my tip: Practice with natural tinder. Doesn't matter if you are using a lighter, matches, flint stick, bow drill, whatever. Tinder that you pick up in the woods can be a lot harder to use than tinder you have stockpiled (like shavings, lighterknot, birchbark) or made (charcloth, petro-cotton balls, lint). So by all means use that stuff. But practice with stuff that you find outside. Don't rely on what you carry. Practicing with stuff you've found will make you much better at firecraft, you'll understand why twigs taken from a tree are better than those from the ground, and how small amounts of moisture can have a dramatic effect.

Practice in poor weather conditions as well. Anyone can light a cotton ball on fire on a nice sunny day.
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the pencil sharpner for wood shavings works well.
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Man!! If all you take into the wild is jerky and a piece of cord, and you do it to survive, then you should be able to make a fire in your sleep.

With that said, I assume you seek a challenging method for creating fire. Try using a Fresnel lens when it's raining.
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Pottasium Permanganate and Glycerin. You can start a fire in snow.

Multiple uses.

Water purification, medical, skin, fire. I carry a small container of each in my bags.

Just be sure to carry them seperately and sealed very well.
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tobbaco pouch with shavings a pencil sharpener and section of alum arrow shaft as a blow poker



hardest part of starting any fire is getting dry tinder to t\start the bigger stuff is typically only wet on the outside and a small fire will dry it quick the pencil sharpener can take a fingerling and shave thin wafers that take to the flame well as well as exposing the dry interior of small twigs
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