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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How many people use ferro rods? Either as their primary fire starter, or as a backup fire starter? Back around 1985 or so I bought one of those magnesium sticks with a built in ferro rod. I used it a few times to start fires, and it seemed like more trouble that it was worth. Never the less...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    After a lifetime of starting fires in the woods, I have 3 things that I feel are the top helpers so far as fire starting goes. Before I get into them, I want to talk about some definitions. Ignition: This is anything that produces the initial spark or ember. Think Ember from bowdrill, or...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Can anyone show me, with pics, how to properly make a tri-pod for cooking over a fire. I'd like to see the rope work. Thanks ~Ignium
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