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  1. Australia and New Zealand
    http://www.youtube.com/user/historicaltrekking http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/how-to-learn-primitive-skills.html http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/search?q=Off+The+Grid+DVD http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/more-details-of-my-new-book-primitive.html
  2. Australia and New Zealand
    My publishers emailed me with news of a promotion, so I thought I would give you the heads up. Primitive Fire lighting, Flint & Steel & Fire-Bow. Purchase Primitive Fire lighting or any other title with 30% off with coupon code SHELFSTOCK305...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    From an email newsletter I received from campingsurvival.com Check this out! http://www.campingsurvival.com/ionflfippeby.html It’s an awesome new product from my friend and the inventor of the Aurora, but this blows it away. http://www.campingsurvival.com/aufistflstan.html He...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Did a video of the Dakota Hole Fire for those who are not familiar... I am on a serious video binge. Picked up Adobe Premier and I am addicted.:D:
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.knivesshipfree.com/pages.php?CDpath=2&pID=41 Funny I've never heard of this on this site. But they look pretty handy if not a bit fiddly.
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I started doing this about a week ago, I went out to smoke at work the other day and to my dismay my zippo flint took a crap on me. About to throw a fit i looked down and saw a smashed cheap plastic dollar store lighter like the one you get 10 in a pack. I picked it up and took it apart taking...
  7. 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...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am dissapointed with flint striker "fire starters" **Updated with new test video** I bought a couple of Coghlan flint striker "fire starters" tonight, but after me and a buddy messed around for a good half-hour with a pile or dried leaves and torn apart paper, we were a hole bunch of FAIL...
  9. 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...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Over my life time I,ve made fire using various methods. On this quest to make fire I have used matches,lighters,a magnifying glass,ferro rod,the bowdrill,the hand drill,the bamboo fire saw and have been successful in all these methods. I have one method I have not tried yet and that is the...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Here Im using my JoelD friction folder to strike a ferro rod,the tinder is birch bark,then I use the same folder but this time im striking a piece of flint down the spine of the knife to get sparks to land on my char cloth.
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Lets post some fire building tips 1) Road Flares - In an emergency cold weather situation - nothing beats a road flare. When your fingers are numb and its difficult to grab a match, the road flare is large enough to get a good grip on. They take up a lot of room in your pack, and the fumes...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I made a fire piston from a Minimag flashlight today. I have been intrested in fire pistons for quite some time, but never could come up with the right combination of things. Then I found this video on Youtube and tried it out. It works great. I also made some char cloth from an old Tshirt...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi all, just new to the forum and from the greatest country in the world...... Australia I have been playing with the bow and drill method for fire starting and have come up to making heaps of smoke during the drilling process but cant seem to achieve a hot coal to apply to my tinder...
  15. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    http://www.readypro.biz/stormproof-lighter--survival-sportsman-lighter.html that is the link for it i was sent this lighter after buying a few things off of mark from ready pro. its a pretty cool lighter, seems more like a mini-torch. when i was in texas for my brothers wedding. we were on a...
  16. 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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