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What do you carry in the field for fire starting
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Magnesium sparker, several lighters, actual piece of flint and waterproof strike anywhere matches in an airtight aluminum container.



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Not sure I could handle the smell of Vicks. Yuck!

I carry plenty of Bics lighters. They're light, effective, and a couple backups make 'em fool proof. I used to carry a flint with magnesium, but I never used it. With some dead pine bows and a lighter, you can always get a fire going. Used 'em as high as 11,000' and they always seem to work. I gotta admit that I generally have a little charcoal lighter fluid with me unless I'm on foot.



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I carry a strike force, small bag of fat wood shavings, butane lighter. Here in the south, we have fat wood allover the place but I take shavings with me just in case of being someplace that is "out of my comfort zone" terrain or just lazy!

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Have never carried tinder. Have always relied on inner Cedar bark or tiny Pine twigs smaller than a match that snap. If it will snap it will burn. If rain is threatening I try to get ahead of it and protect my wood but it is not a big problem if you do not.



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Can of gas and a match always works.



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LOL, have been known to use a bit of "girl scout water" on occasions.



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Back when I was in the Boy Scouts, we refered to lantern fuel and gasoline as "Scout Juice".



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I used to just carry a Cub scout, but by the time he made Eagle he was a bit heavy and used to get unruly when I tried to stuff him in the day pack. Now he's got 3 of his own growing toward the day when Grandpa can take them to the woods. (actually I used to carry about 10 strike anywhere kitchen matches, dipped lightly in paraffin, and a small rolled piece of sandpaper inside of two shotshells of different gauges one slipped tightly inside the other.) RD



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I typically carry in jacket a couple of bic type butane lighters & birch bark pieces for tinder. We have lots of birch trees up here. 

Ideas for pack carried stuff: I have some glue in tubes (Comes in tube like toothpaste only bigger) that is very flamable and is thick and sticky when squeezed out, burns very hot and quite long.  It was used by the vet to put paper #s on cows when they work thru a herd to keep trak of them.  Dryer lint stuffed in cardboard egg carton sections and soaked with parafin wax makes good fire starter.  Break apart the egg carton and you have 12 cubes of firestarter. 

Sure lots of good ideas on this topic.



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You might keep an eye on this thread -
http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14127



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Hand sanitizer for a starter works great, it serves more than one purpose. Seems there is always some in my truck.



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Here's one for ya, I do a lot of kayaking in winter months, usually right after a good rain. I carry "campfire in a can" I make them from a tuna can. Clean and dry the can, cut cardboard, with the corrogations going up and down in relation to the can, cut it as wide as the can is high, then wind it into the can till good and snug fit. Warm the can and cardboard then while warm, pour melted wax in the can till full, putting a small piece of paper up in the middle for a wick to start it, cove wick with wax also, this makes a waterproof fire for emergancy warmups, it grows to a nice fire.



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trickywoo wrote: Here's one for ya, I do a lot of kayaking in winter months, usually right after a good rain. I carry "campfire in a can" I make them from a tuna can. Clean and dry the can, cut cardboard, with the corrogations going up and down in relation to the can, cut it as wide as the can is high, then wind it into the can till good and snug fit. Warm the can and cardboard then while warm, pour melted wax in the can till full, putting a small piece of paper up in the middle for a wick to start it, cove wick with wax also, this makes a waterproof fire for emergancy warmups, it grows to a nice fire.Here ya' go, complete with pic down the thread.
http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11378&highlight=tuna+can+stove



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A bowl of my pinto beans and a match..lololololol



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ghrit, that's it, I've been making them since I was in high school, most went to parties and ball games, I went into the woods all weekend! I got the better deal.



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How about five gallons of gas and a big box of kitchen matches? Just joking. That's what got me kicked out of the Boy Scouts. I was eating my cooked chicken when the rest of the guys were still rubbing sticks together. I usually carry 4-6 ounces of waterless hand cleaner which is alcohol based, and wood matches in a zip lock bag for staying dry. Works like a charm for me in all situations.

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When building a "scout fire" you are not allowed to use anything not natural. Usually you have several boys around the tiny fire blowing on it and it is sometimes confused and non productive. I took a small reed, used a red hot rod, and burned out the interior so that i had a two foot long tube. I could stand back and blow though it and the fire would take off much easier.. kind of like a blow torch. It was natural and my eyebrows remained intact. LOL



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Honest, I was joking about the fire starting. I actually got kicked out of the Boy Scouts for eating brownies. I hunt the Oregon side of Hell's Canyon, and that is some unforgiving country. Every time I leave camp to hunt I go prepared to stay out for several days if necessary. Light weight tube tent, space blankets, fire starter, first aid, food and water, satellite phone, etc.  I used to use a Dupont fire starter that came out of a tube like toothpaste, but that could explode under the right circumstances, and was taken off the market. Like I said, I now use alcohol based hand cleaner, and I have started fires in rain and snow with that. I trust my life to it.   

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A Brazil nut is handy to have a couple of, they will burn somewhat like a candle, stinks but it works, just shell and light



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hwy40 wrote: I carry some 4-0 steel wool and a 9 volt battery. It works well with any kind of tinder in this part of the world.

Dear Friend, can you explain me how use the steel wool and the battery?

Thamks in advance

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