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Obviously a key piece of equipment to include in your go bag or bug out bag would be some sort of reliable fire making kit.

I found this this kit from FireSteel which looks good, however, thought I would see what others are using as well.

http://firesteel.com...nyard-and-.html

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Don't forget cotton balls and dryer lint. Found out recently that those will get a fire started.

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Yeah I was reading about cotton balls with a little vaseline on them?

Dryer lint is easily accessible ;)

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I currently roll with:

- magnesium bar with flint included
- BlastMatch
- about 50 strike anywhere matches
- a few Bic lighters
- cotton balls soaked with Vaseline
- dryer lint
- a roll of TP - comes in handy for more than......

Anyone see a pattern here on the fire making capability. I used to have a small plastic magnifying glass that worked great on sunny days. There are some things I fully believe in redundancy. Fire making is one of them.

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Excellent list John, thank you :)

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Cotton balls w/vaseline, toilet paper behind truck seat, magnesium bar, bic lighter x3. A cotton ball w/vaseline will burn for about 20mins all by itself.

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magnesium bars..
Bic lighters
boy scout water.

but if you want to burn through an engine block or guide the Shuttle down from orbit?: poptarts.

jk.

I need to check out the cotton and vaseline.

I am going to do my first winter/snow/low temp camping trip this winter..out to the shooting pit.....

Edited by Bounce, 12 January 2012 - 06:55 PM.


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I pretty much carry what John carries when I'm out in the woods or desert.

The poptart may or may not be a joke, but here's one that's no joke: Fritos. Light one sometime and see what happens.

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I currently roll with:

- magnesium bar with flint included
- BlastMatch
- about 50 strike anywhere matches
- a few Bic lighters
- cotton balls soaked with Vaseline
- dryer lint
- a roll of TP - comes in handy for more than......

Anyone see a pattern here on the fire making capability. I used to have a small plastic magnifying glass that worked great on sunny days. There are some things I fully believe in redundancy. Fire making is one of them.

Almost my exact list...need to replace the cotton balls but that is damn near the same as mine :drinks:

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Great ideas.
Add a pad of steel wool with vaseline. Hot enough to dry out small twigs.

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Great ideas.
Add a pad of steel wool with vaseline. Hot enough to dry out small twigs.


And, you can light it with a 9 Volt battery instead of matches.

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Fritos are totally good to go and burn for a while with just a match. I like the dryer lint myself it works great. I have made char cloth too and carry it on occasion.







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