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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've had a mini bic lighter in a first aid kit in my truck for several years. It is a waist pack kit kept inside a soft side 6 pack cooler, inside a softside 12 pack cooler to try to keep from heat. Yesterday I tried to light it and nothing but grey dust came from flint. Anyone had that...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just came across this and thought it might be of interest: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/740457940/firefly-the-ultimate-swiss-army-knife-accessory?ref=email It's a small ferro 'rod' that replaces the toothpick in a Swiss army knife. Might be useful if you don't use the toothpick very...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello, I know you can purchase magnesium fire starts with the flint striker just about anywhere but does anyone know of a source of scrap magnesium I can use to make my own fire starters? Also, does all magnesium burn the same way or does it have to be of a specific grade? I just want to cut...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few people have written me and asked how or what I have for a fire starting kit. So I thought I would grab the one that is in the BOB closest to me and take a couple photos; This kit includes: 4 boxes Coleman Waterproof matches (Never know if you need to help someone with a box) 2 jars of...
  5. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I am very new to all of this but I am hoping to learn quickly. Anyway my question is this. Is there one fire starter stick or material that better than another. I have seen some at the Sportsman's Guide for 3 for $14.97, and I just want to make sure I am not throwing my money away. Thanks in...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I took a pill bottle, some dryer lint, and some fire starter sticks from http://www.readypro.org and put together a fire starter kit. Take some of the dryer lint from the bottle, place a piece of fire starter sticks on top of it, and light. In this video, I used a swiss army fire starter...
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