Sep 4, 2008

*FIRE STARTING KIT


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!!

1) Lighter

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!

1 comment:

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