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A few years ago I bought a firestarter kit. It's a small leather pack that contains waterproof matches, a flint, magnesium powder, but it also had a small jar of liquid inside. I have no idea what this is and I was wondering if any of you would tell me what it is. It smells exactly like rubbing alcohol, and obviously I'm assuming it is quite flammable:p but I haven't lit any up yet... I did a few google searches and can't seem to come up with much.

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Could be some type of liquid petroleum such as meths or an alcohol based gell.
Best thing is to post a pic of the stuff with a pic of the container. If the liquid is red or pink chances its some sort of methylated spirits, surprised it has not evaporated by now.
 

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Yah I bought it probably 4 years ago, I was suprised it was still intact too. I think the guy I bought it from did say it was some sort of petroleum based substance, I'm not sure how much good that would do me, I would rather just use the magnesium because I'm used to working with it.
 
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