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  1. 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...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Here are a few fire starters my son and I made. This is not my own idea, I saw it somewhere, thought it was cool, tried it, and am passing it on....lol. They are pretty easy to make. Here is what you need: Cotton balls Dryer lint Petroleum jelly Straws Pliers Lighter Bobbie-pin Ziploc...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Mears... Cody Les (at 4:30) :headshake:
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Few people know of this great fire starter. I have successfully used it many times to light fires in pouring rain & high winds. I consider it a *must have* because the heat and energy created, will ignite anything flammable, especially if your wood supply is wet. It is a chemical reaction that...
  5. 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:
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think that, sooner or later, matches are going to run out, and lighters are going to dry up. Is there anything that can start a fire quite easily, but last indefinitely (like flint)? Judging by the replies I will go and get it sometime.
  7. 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.
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I teach a group of 6-8th graders outdoor survival skills. My next big lesson is Firecraft.....I know fire in the hands of todays youth right? They are good kids or I would not do it. This is the only way I can twist my survival mentallity into their little minds and sub consciouly help them...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just did an experiment tonight, took 5 cotton balls smothered them in vasoline and rolled them in heavy duty aluminum foil...about the same size as a trioxane tablet. i split it open and fuzzed up the cotton, and hit it with a flint...it burned high for 24 minutes...got some more testing to do...
  10. 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...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    most of you have probabley seen these before. well I had one that was real warn down, so I knocked the flint stick out and cut the magnesium into 6 pieces. I was planning on burning them (thought it would be cool) but can't get a hot enough fire going to lite them. Any Ideas? Thanks, A friend
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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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