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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This has to the best ferro rod review I have seen, and I just happen to be a contributor. The author of the article sent me an email and asked, "Kevin, would you take a few minutes and talk me about ferro rods?" Being the helpful person I am, my answer was something along the lines of "of...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Not sure where I have been, but I was unaware that Schrade was making ferro rod/fire starters. I have always known Schrade as a knife or blade company. Anyway, I stumbled upon this little fire starter with striker on Amazon for less than $10 bucks and thought why not give it a try. It actually...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ordered some of those cheap ferro rod fire starters off Ebay. Why not? They were only 79 cents each, so I ordered five of them. The goal is to put together a bundle of gear for contest on the forum and on my blog. I am thinking a slingpack, compass, knife or fire starter as a bundle for the...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I ran a search but could not find anything about this. My wife has dozens of scented candles accumulating around the house. Many of them are burnt so low they no longer have wicks or they are hard to reach into and light. I thought about melting them down and pouring the wax over dryer lint...
  8. Vendor Deals
    This is a new product we offer! If you buy 5, we will include one Free. Free offer ends March 7th, 2014 Live Fire Original – Emergency Fire Starter http://www.directive21.com/products/live-fire-original-emergency-fire-starter Live Fire Sport – Emergency Fire Starter...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Its a basic and well known fact that man can not survive without fire. It is branded right into the soul of any chap who wants to live...He needs it too cook on, for heat and warmth, for light etc etc the list goes on. It is again another well known fact that man should have multiple sources...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So lets see em. Lets see your complete cook kit. Not linked pictures but actual pictures of your complete cook kit. That includes, stove (whether it be wood, gas or alcohol), pot set, bowls/canteens and mugs, and utensils that you use. And lets not judge one another's kits because we all have...
  11. Vendor Deals
    24-pack Hexamine Solid Fuel Tablets for $4 http://www.5col.net/Hexamine-Solid-Fuel-Tablet-24-Count/dp/B00079YU46 Free shipping for orders over $50! For use in solid fuel stoves and as fire and barbecue starters. These tablets are made of Hexamine, a safe clean burning fuel which is easy to...
  12. DIY - Do It Yourself
    When you buy a coffee tin and finish off all inside contents, here is what you can do with it. You and make it into a little, portible, cooking stove/fire starter.I had been told the idea by my cousin who is also a survival enthusiast. It works great. Its cheep and easy to make. What you will...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just saw a news article about a 74 year old woman who was lost in the mountains West of Boulder CO. She was lost two weeks when they gave up searching, they said she probably died from exposure to the elements. That got me thinking, I usually carry a tactical flashlight, at least three...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'd like this to be the definitive fire starting thread full of updated information and tips. I have tons of new questions now that I've been working with Misch & Ferrocerium rods and magnesium blocks more. Plus, whatever other ingenious ways there are to start a fire WITHOUT a Bic Lighter...
  15. Vendor Deals
    We are now offering a great new product: Insta-Fire Weatherproof Fire Starter http://www.directive21.com/Insta-Fire-weatherproof-fire-starter.html Insta-Fire is a patented blend of volcanic rock, wood pellets, and paraffin wax. This patented formula is what makes Insta-Fire water resistant...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Starting a thread about sale items. Post items that are on sale in your area. Keep us all informed of the bargains that are out there. I saw at Safeway Tuna packed in oil (exp 2015) 69c each. I live in the North West and I know they have Safeway stores all over the West Coast.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok........ I have attached two pictures of my battery powered fire starter and i will describe how I did it since I said I would build one this weekend.. In the first picture is all the supplies you will need....... battery, 9 Volt connector, momentary switch, alligator clips, wire and butt...
  18. 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...
  19. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I know that there are many different types of tinder out there. Here a couple that I really like. 1. Dip "empty" egg cartons into wax and let dry. A variation to this (But not necessary) is to fill cups in egg carton with wood shavings first, then cover with wax. Great for campfire starters...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Very valuable info. Very easy to make. I'm making one tomorrow. Short video. http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-own-fire-piston-222301/
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