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What do you carry in the field for fire starting
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 Posted: Tue Aug 3rd, 2010 09:46 AM
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Hello to all
When I am outdoor with my gill and boy scouts we uase to start the fire, a magnesium fire sparker, a bit of cotton end some stripes od cotton t-shirt soaked in the candle wax. It burns slow and is best to start the fire. But we carry also 2 spare bic ligther.

I also experimented the cotton badding of the women hygienic absorbent. Isnt a joke, try.
But, most of all, remember to extinguish the fire at the end.
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Let me count them:

Cotton ball or Tampex soaked in Vaseline

Strike anywhere matches (inside my shooting/walking stick)

Magnesium striker and very fine steel-wool

If you have a battery all you do is touch fine steel-wool to the neg/pos, in other words "ground it out" or whatever the technical term is for it....

And a couple of butane lighters


There is no particular order to the above, but the Magnesium striker is on my key chain and I keep several in things like hunting jackets, backpacks, pistol holster etc....


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I avoid anything like vaporub account of the strong odor which is totally foreign in the woods or mountains. I carry an extra roll of film, some cotton balls, water proof matches, a metal match, and some extra cartridges. I can pull the bullets with my leatherman.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 17th, 2010 01:27 PM
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Bic lighter.
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I keep a water proof container with matches, a small candle and enough drier lint so it does not rattle. I also carry a Bic style lighter but, I like to find the older ones that allow you torn the flame up real high. They are great for checking the wind direction. The new ones with there 1/4 inch flame are not so good at feeling very faint breezes. 



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I guess my fire starters are old fashioned. A zip loc bag with several hardened pitch nodules form a spruce tree, 2 bic lighters, and another zip loc bag with a book of matches and 5 waxed paper rolls.

To make the paper rolls, I tightly roll a newspaper to about 1" diameter. With cotton string, tightly tie the paper roll at 1" intervals. Cut the roll between the string ties, and soak each piece for several seconds in melted paraffin.

Tear open an inch or so of the edge of the paper roll, place the roll under a pile of twigs and sticks and light with a match/lighter. It will burn for several minutes, and hot enough to catch wet twigs on fire.



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Long before the days of those neat little compressed firestarter sticks, the Boy Scouts taught us how to make fire starter logs out of rolled newsprint and parrafin. Cut newsprint into 3"-4" strips and roll tightly. Tie them off with common household twine. Melt a block of parrafin in a double boiler, and then soak the rolls, holding them by the twine. Let dry, and there you have it. I doubt if anyone does this at all as it's pretty time consuming. I just carry the little compressed firestarter sticks and strike anywhere matches in a sealed container in my fanny pack.



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BPCR Bill wrote:  I doubt if anyone does this at all as it's pretty time consuming.
Bill, did you read my post (just above yours)?  We both described the same thing.:thumbs:

I've been making and carrying these things for close to 50 yrs.:wink:



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Usually I'll carry a waterproof match bow with wind/waterproof matches, and some esbit tabs. I do have two tubes of firepaste just in case along with a zippo candlelighter and canister of butane.



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I carry a Magnifying glass, a Bic or my Refillable, a Fire Steel and a Mag stick with fire starter sticks and lint.
My folding pocket cooker gives me the fire and heat.
It burns on wood, fuel tabs, or sterno,



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I use  Cotton Balls and  Vick's Vapor Rub along  with  a  Flint  &  Steel. Back up is a Magnesium Shaver and  Striker with  the  Vick's & Cotton Balls.

The  Vick's will  start  much faster  than the  Vaseline.

If  the  Eucalyptus Oil in the  Vick's evaporates then  you  are left  with Vaseline.It  works  better,and has  a  Good Flame.

I  make up one  for each  Student that  I  teach  Hunters  Ed.

We have  a  Real  time  Contest at  each  Class. I  waste  their  minds  with  it One Strike, and  Poof  Fire.







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Tennessee Muzzle loader season (november)maybe 15 years ago.  Raining like mad of course, I crossed a small gulley and sat up best I could.  Getting damp, rain stops, wind begins to blow and hard, temp is dropping, I start shivering and decide I gotta pack it in, gulley is now a raging river.  I retreat to a fairly large cedar tree where it is semi dry and get a fire going.  Tiny, smoky, but enough.  Butane lighters (2).  Old 35mm film canister with cotton balls soaked in vaseline.  

Today, magnesium firestarter, 4 butane lighters, 3 canisters of cotton balls and vaseline.  And, we practice in the back yard when wind is blowing. 



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Dryer lint with parafin poured over it in the egg cartons of compressed paper cut into squares. Lighting the 4 corners takes awhile to burn down. A Bic lighter starts the corners. Works well in all kinds of weather.



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BlastMatch Fire Starter. It works in all weather conditions and can be used with one hand. I picked it up on eBay for about $7 or so. When it got here, I started a fire with it in the backyard, so I know it works. Also, a Box lighter and some cotton balls in parafin wax set up in egg cartons. They work like little candles and are almost foolproof.....almost.



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I always have a magnesuim stick, Cotton with vasaline, steel wool and small 9V battery. The steel wool and battery never go out in the wind. All you have to do is touch the steel wool to the battery posts and it will begin to glow. Blow on it and you will get some unbelievably hot embers to get your fire started.



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I've been using flint and steel with charcloth, impressed myself!!



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