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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've been thinking alot about what an ideal fire kit should comprise. With there being multiple approaches to sparking a flame, I think there are basically 3 schools of thought here... 1. Use a Bic lighter 2. Primitive fire building 3. Fire building kits (firsteel, mag bar, etc...) I've come...
  2. 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...
  3. Knives, Swords & Axes
    Now that my Hellcat is pretty much done, I'm going to turn my attention to my ESEE-6 and try to cram as much as I can into a survival kit for it without becoming gaudy or impractical. On the way to me this week... -ESEE Accessory Pouch -ESEE MOLLE Back -ESEE Fire Kit Despite pics of...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone know where I can buy Ferrocerium Rods in bulk? I would prefer USA made if possible. Or how could I make my own may help if its not too complicated or expensive. Thanks
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was just wanting some opinions about the Firesteel.com gobspark armageddon and ranger.Such as where they fit good like a small vs. a big pack, if they were worth the money, and how much of a difference there is between the spark of them. Thanks Andrew
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found a fire steel I had about 15 years ago in the garage. It was slightly rusted so I took steel wool to it and all is well. I never liked this one b/c it didn't spark well. I am thinking it wasn't heat treated right. Would tossing it in my next camp fire do any good? Should I use a propane...
  7. General Discussion
    Here is some custom handles i made for my fire steel. I was using was Carbon steel hacksaw blades, but i find some fire strikers from firesteel.com that work really well. Here is some pics of what i have done. http://firesteel.com/products/FireSteel-Super-Scraper.html
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I live in northern wisconsin, and there are plenty of spruce, birch, and pine varieties. I have always used birch bark to catch a spark from my steel, and then I usually smear my kindling with spruce/pine pitch to get it going quickly. I have only camped out in this kind of environment. Anyways...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I believe there is way too much interest in Ferrocerium rods in a "Wilderness Survival Kit". This is equipment that you should have on you (on your person)whenever you are in the "Wilderness". That could save your life if you were separated from your main pack or gear. Honestly, I find them...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey everybody! Last night I talked my grandma into ordering a few firesteels since my birthday is October 13th, (I'll be 15, so I don't have my own credit card :)) But I ordered them off of Sportsmans guide. I ordered one ARMY model, like Kev has in his videos, and I ordered a three pack bundle...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How long is the Swedish Firesteel Army model, in inches? And do the Army models last very long? I'm really considering buying one now. I still prefer the magnesium firestarter, but I like the huge sparking rod on one of these. Can someone show me a picture of their firesteel, how worn out it is...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello, While I was at "****'s Sporting Goods." Looking at the camping isle, making searching for some cheap, useful things, I stumbeled apon a "Light My Fire", "Firesteel." I've heard good things on here about them, and saw them mentioned in "Backpacker" Magazine. My dad has never used one of...
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