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Neat fire starter ( made one )

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This looks like it would work pretty good, could make one easy. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siN3jWrTvX8
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I saw that a couple of days ago and commented on the channel that it seemed a bit on the big side but when your hands are half frozen that would be a plus.... 8)
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It does look big, if i make one i`m going to scale it down. :)
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Heck, for 25 bucks I'll give it a try. As for cold fumbly hands I keep these on hand.
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I collect dryer lint in a plastic bag for free and keep one of those fire spark things in the bag. The spark stick came with a striker.
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Only "needed" a fire once. On that occassion my dexterity due to cold shivering hands wasn't good for matches or even a lighter. I suspect that even the magnesium and steel sparker devices I carry might also be problematic. I'd heard about folks using road flares and began carrying one of those. But they are larger. When I came across the smaller versions they seemed like a good fit. I keep them in all of my vehicle packs
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Pitchy wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 3:32 pm This looks like it would work pretty good, could make one easy. 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siN3jWrTvX8
Yep that is pretty neat !

We use to use a coffee cans and put a roll of toilet paper in the can and soak it with alcohol,made a good hand warmer for a long while.
a Zippo works pretty food for starting a fire and does not take up much nor does 2 or 3 bics.
https://youtu.be/3_KYV7gvNls?t=1
interesting video above

When I used to be out in the cold a lot hunting I used something very much like this
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/truetim ... lsrc=3p.ds
Kept 2 or 3 of the Chemical heat pacs in the zippered pouch along with a small Lockback pocket Knife ,a compass,a couple of lighters,and cotton gloves or mittens that convert to fingerless gloves,and a small cell phone
https://www.walmart.com/ip/HAND-WARMERS ... lsrc=3p.ds"
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fleece-Flip- ... e/40705071

Hat to keep heat from escaping and a Long scarf to wrap around the neck.
Dress in layers so you can syart peeling off clothes as you get warmer ,for boots dont keep putting on socks until you can barely get your feet in as all that does is cut off blood flow and eliminates an air space for your body to heat up,
Just wear a boot that is a size or 2 larger than you normally wear and then put on pair of wool socks then slip on a pair of down booties over the socks and then your feet will stay toasty warm.
Then there will be no problem with Manipulating the fingers and hands to easily use a Zippo lighter or bic lighters or other fire starters.

Alternative method if hunting on Private Ground
Stay in your truck with the heater on and you won't get cold ! If or when you see a deer then ease out of your truck and go to stalking to get close enough for a good shot.
Or if hunting the edge of a bean field or ricefield (deer really like to bed down in rice fields)they will stand up every now and then and then lay back down.
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Blaine wrote: Sat Aug 05, 2023 6:55 pm I collect dryer lint in a plastic bag for free and keep one of those fire spark things in the bag. The spark stick came with a striker.
Blaine. I too have used dryer lint. I stopped when I was having difficulties with it lighting some years ago. Was really frustrating. That's when I learned that some dryer sheets had fire retardant for child safety. The lint won't light.
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That's a cleverly assembled package -- having the frayable cord feeding out as part of the unit.
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Thanks for all the replies, just got a smaller version made and works good, i use my knife as a striker. :)

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Ha-ha! We should have timed you, Lenn! 8)
What did you make it out of?
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Nice one Lenn 8) Bill you are right we should have timed him... :lol:
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Ha ha yep no sense in sitting around thinking about it. :lol:
It`s made out of steel tubing, bottom is full circle and top is little less than half a circle with faro rod glued in.
IMO it beats blowing on a coal to light the fire. :)
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Cotton balls and a striker ( for welding torch)work like gang busters. But the cotton has to be dry!
I knew a kid in CO that could have flames in mere seconds using Flint & steel. Took way longer for him to make the birds nest than to make fire. His family lived in a teepee and it was his job to build the cook fire everyday.
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Believe it or not, fine steel wool works well as tinder.
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Fellers the point of this model is that it lights into a open flame making it easy to light off the fire and by pulling the rope back into the tube puts it out ready for next light. :)
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Good Job Pitchy. I was checking out different designs on AMAZON and found one with the same style jute for tinder. However it had an added twist, or so I think. It had be impregnated with WAX. Not only good to help start a fire and feed it, it would also keep it a bit more waterproof.
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Thanks, i didn`t see that one but sounds like a good idea. 8) :)
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If your wife burns candles, set the used candle glass in hot water. The candle wax will soften and come out easily. Buy a cheap saucepan and gently heat up the candle scraps until they are liquid. Put in the rope and push it under with whatever you want. Remove from heat and allow to cool until it starts to solidify. Pull out the rope and set it on something to fully cool. Waxed rope is also a good source of wax lubricant when you are in the field. It will help carbon steel knives to not rust.
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piller wrote: Sun Aug 06, 2023 9:48 pm If your wife burns candles, set the used candle glass in hot water. The candle wax will soften and come out easily. Buy a cheap saucepan and gently heat up the candle scraps until they are liquid. Put in the rope and push it under with whatever you want. Remove from heat and allow to cool until it starts to solidify. Pull out the rope and set it on something to fully cool. Waxed rope is also a good source of wax lubricant when you are in the field. It will help carbon steel knives to not rust.

Good one! Another angle on the wax use is to heat wax to liquid, warm leather object in oven, then paint on wax or submerge the sheath or holster in the wax. This makes the holster harder, which may be undesireable, and it waterproofs the leather. Prolly want to be intentional with matches after that, eh?
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I could see where that would be handy
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