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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How many people use ferro rods? Either as their primary fire starter, or as a backup fire starter? Back around 1985 or so I bought one of those magnesium sticks with a built in ferro rod. I used it a few times to start fires, and it seemed like more trouble that it was worth. Never the less...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have been trying to find the best deal on firestarters. I also want one of good quality. I have looked at Swedish Firesteels and the blast match Are there better ones out there? IS there a cheaper place to buy them?
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Greetings all. Well, I got inspired to take a short little jaunt out into the woods today after reading some posts by a few of you on testing equipment. I woke up this morning and it was about 50 degrees and I was in a cloud. Where I am currently staying in Tennessee is on the southern-most...
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