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    Thumbs up Making fire!

    Since there are so many ways to make fire might as well put this up so people can tell us the different ways. Thanks goes to charger0122 for suggesting this.
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    Let's see ... zippo lighter, match, magnifying glass, flint and steel with char cloth, bow drill, napalm.... (just kidding about the nape).

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    magneseum and a striker, trioxane tablets and a spark

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    parabola and the sun, paper and a magnafying glass and sun, water in a ziplock bag or any clear plastic bag and the sun( no water option, piss in the bag)

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    Bow and drill or hand drill methods.

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    check this out pretty cool!
    Last edited by charger0122; 11-12-2012 at 11:20 PM.

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    fire from a bottle of water!

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    One of my favorite tools is collecting left over dryer lint. Put some of that on a hard wood plank, light it up using flint and steel and it will usually get a fire going really quickly.

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    I like fire! My neighbors, not so much. I like 0000 steel wool and a 9volt battery, flint&steel
    as a backup. Butane lighters are cheap and last for quite some time, pack light and work
    good when it's wet out.
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    I save my dryer lint, put a wad about 2/3 the size of a golf ball in a section of a paper type egg carton, not the plastic. Pour just enough melted candle wax or parrafin on it to wet it down and hold it in place in the cell. When its time to make a fire break off a section of the egg carton, pull a little sliver of lint away from the main mass and hit it with the blast match. A few minutes of flame will get all but the wettest tinder to burning.

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    I got board once during a demo range at Ft. Pickett, VA and made a bow drill just to see if I could do it. Took me about an hour and a half, but I got a little red cherry that I bet would have got a fire going. I am saving my dryer lint right now and making emergency fire starter kits for my family for Christmas. Thought it would be a good idea. What can I use to put on the lint to help it flame up. Wax? Vasoline? the kits will consist of a flint stick, a P38 (to be used as the striker, maybe?), the lint ball, and a 5"x5" piece of paper, a small magnifying glass and a small mirrir. It will be contained in something like an Altoid tin or similar case.

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    Vaseline is popular because it starts easy but tends to run and make a mess if you are carrying it around on a hot day unless you keep it in a baggy. This is why I use paraffin or candle wax. The lint is just a wick and doesn't burn well by itself but anything that burns will work as an accelerant. A little alcohol, 3 in 1 oil, WD-40, cooking oil, etc. but I like the no fuss no mess wax route.

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    I have a small amount of dryer lint packed under the top of the blast match.

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    As far as the flint rod thing goes, the Blast Match is the bees knees. The BEST f-king thing out there.

    I saw an episode of Naked and Afraid where they had one but could NEVER get it to work right..... Idiots. Its so simple. Push down with thumb, push down with hand.


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    I've been making fire pistons latleyimage.jpgimage.jpg
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    Powdered chlorine and brake fluid. People forget about the easy ways to use chemicals to make a fire.

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    Making Fire the Old-Fashioned Way

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    How to build a fire in the wilderness

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