Magnesium Fire Starter Kit
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I bought this one on Ebay & selected this one over the key-chain since I intend ...
March 24th, 2007 11:23 AM
March 24th, 2007 01:43 PM
Unless one is in the REAL wilderness "To Build a Fire", by Jack London...why not just invest in waterproof matches or several Bic lighters?
Am I missing something?
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March 24th, 2007 02:53 PM
March 24th, 2007 04:14 PM
I've got one of though magnesium starters somewhere around here. I also keep waterproof matches, a compass, a back up folder and a small first aid kit in my fishing vest - I carry the same gear anytime I go into the woods as well. I simply refuse to go out into nature unprepared for possible emergencies. Hey, it's no different than why we carry our handguns ... just in case.
March 24th, 2007 04:39 PM
I love the magnesium firestarters...I think that for a backup firstarter it has no replacement...so simple and nothing to break.
though having said that I do prefer a lighter or matches as a first line firestarter
March 24th, 2007 10:25 PM
I like the magnesium fire starters, but if injured It would be hard to scrape. In my M6 scout survival rifle, (the buttstock opens to hold fifteen .22 & four .410 rounds), I have 2 used .410 shells that hold the spark-lite and several tinders. The big advantages of spark-lite are:
-fits in my gun
-one handed use
-requires way less practice
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March 24th, 2007 11:16 PM
Only thing I'd add to that is a film canister loaded with cotton balls dipped (soaked) in vasoline. Any little spark on that will start a fire in the wettest of environments, even in pouring rain.
Why a fire starter kit over matches and lighters? I carry both, but to be honest, I always start my fires with a little piece of cotton ball soaked in vasoline every time, even at home and talk about whoomp.
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March 24th, 2007 11:22 PM
Dryer lint works well, if it is loosely packed too. I commonly carry a magnesium block starter too. Matches and lighters work, but always have a backup.
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