Dec 14, 2008
Dec 6, 2008
Hey ya'll! I made this solar oven durring the summer. I drug it out to try it out in really cold weather. luckily it went well. If you wanna see how I built it, you can view my other videos on my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/threefloorsdown1
Dec 4, 2008
Here is a great way to carry cordage without taking up room in your gear pouches!
Oct 4, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
This is to show how the Dakota Fire Hole is used & how effecient it is for cooking &other tasks! I used the opportunity to show how to make char cloth. i used my tin for dry tinder to make it & used the contents of the tin before hand to build the fire.
Sep 25, 2008
I wanted to get outside for the day & wanted to try out my new tealite stove I made in the video below. It was pretty successful in cooking my food even though I had to get a stand figured out before it started doing well. I cooked mac & cheese with dehydrated hamburger that had taco seasoning in it already. It tasted really good
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 8, 2008
When you strike the match, you wanna make sure to pick off the wax around the match head. if not, theres a good chance you'll ruin your sandpaper striker. Strike Anywhere Matches are what you want this lil project
Sep 6, 2008
I was just doin a few little projects & thought i'd share! I painted my mess kit green just cuz I thought it would look cool & match the rest of my gear. Its mostly green too!
I found a little gumball lookin thing all over the ground & i've not yet identified the thing! i will work on that. I found that if you break it up, it has fine fibers that will catch a spark very well. I was surprised how well it worked
Sep 4, 2008
This "Fire Starting Kit" was inspired by a few other kits I'd seen put together. It has just about everything you'd need to get one going!!
2) Magnifine Glass that I took out of a telescope...
3) Flint Rod & 4" Saw Zaw carbon steel blade. the carbon steel makes a bigger/hotter spark...
4) Dry Tinder Tin with matches, a few cottonballs w/ wood shavings & twigs. this is incase my surrounding resources are wet & I need a small fire goin quickly & easily to get the wet tinder I've collected dry enough to catch fire...
5) Water Proof "Strike Anywhere" Matches dipped in candle wax. Make sure to lightly pick off the wax on the head before you strike it on the sandpaper, otherwise the wax will fill in between the grit & you have a hell of a time!...
6) Flattened "Duriflame" peice of a log. Let it sit out in the sun for 15 minutes & you should beable to make it into any shape you want! It has a chemical excellerent in it that aids in keeping the fire goin strong!...
7)Char Cloth has carbon deposites on it that act like charcoal & it holds an ember from a spark for an greater amount of time so you can get the embers tranfered from the cloth into the dry tinder you have ready!...
8)Dryer Lint works great...cottonballs & dryer lint will catch a spark very easily & burn long enough to get your tinder lit. If you've ever held a lighter up to your new socks & watched the flame go crazy around your foot, thats an example of how easily it will catch!...
9) Vasaline Soaked Cottonballs will catch a flame easily & with the patrolium jelly on them, they will burn for nearly 5-10 minutes depending on the amount applied! Be sure to have a backup Flint & Steel & cottonballs / dry tinder available in a seperate part of your pack incase you lose your kit
BE CAREFULL WHEN STARTING FIRES! MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN A WELL CONTAINED AREA!