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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:
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...