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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:49 pm
 


I saw this video on a fishing forum and thought it was a great idea.

Never know - could save a life some day. :)





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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:04 pm
 


I like... but if you're one of those people who can't get a fire started with your matches when it's windy, maybe you shouldn't be going out in the woods. 8O


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:06 pm
 


raydan wrote:
I like... but if you're one of those people who can't get a fire started with your matches when it's windy, maybe you shouldn't be going out in the woods. 8O

:lol: I suppose that could be true, but it would be a very smart thing to have along, nonetheless.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:20 pm
 


Don't get me wrong, I love chemistry. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:21 pm
 


I always had a bar of magnesium with a steel striker on it along. Never had to use it, but certainly burned well.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:57 am
 


Ahh, potassium permaganate and glycerine. Had so much fun with those in my youth. Add potassuim nitrate and sugar for some real fun! ')


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I always had a bar of magnesium with a steel striker on it along. Never had to use it, but certainly burned well.


I'd always use a flint and magnesium striker (flint and steel). The potassium permaganate and glycerine are very effective, but if that container ever leaks you will get a very big surprise. That reaction can't be stopped, and is very exothermic. So in a tight container it can be downright dangerous. Flint and steel are always stable and are unlikely to spontaneously combust.

Or, just dip your (strike anywhere!!) matches in melted candle wax to make them waterproof and to work better in wind.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:38 am
 


I roll pine cones in wax for fire starter as well. Works fantastic.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:47 am
 


this may have been posted already, but toilet paper rolls and dryer lint work great for kindling.

I'd also read that tree ear fungus' inner portion is a great source of tinder and will light from friction using the stick on stick method...

Here they call it tinder fungus...very apprepo..
http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fi ... index.html


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:52 am
 


Twila2 wrote:
this may have been posted already, but toilet paper rolls and dryer lint work great for kindling.


In my tinder box, I keep a flint & magnesium firestarter, and a chunk of old blue jeans denim. Hack a bit off, fray the edges and hit it with a spark from the flint and it will ignite every time. Unless it's wet. Then you need magnesium shavings.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:02 am
 


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:17 am
 


A Cricket lighter? You'd be better off using the more primitive methods :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:26 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:

In my tinder box, I keep a flint & magnesium firestarter, and a chunk of old blue jeans denim. Hack a bit off, fray the edges and hit it with a spark from the flint and it will ignite every time. Unless it's wet. Then you need magnesium shavings.


old blue jeans you say....think I'll put a piece that in my backpacking gear. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:27 am
 


If you find yourself lost in the great outdoors and you actually want to get home but your lighter no longer works and you need it for directions, pry the top off and it will work again for a while. Or, just hang out and eat berries. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:32 am
 


DonnaWho wrote:
If you find yourself lost in the great outdoors and you actually want to get home but your lighter no longer works and you need it for directions,


You are doing it wrong. Compass. That instrument is a 'compass'. They don't usually light fires. ;)


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