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Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:07 pm
by zelph
This could get to be addictive.

Jute twine also lights easily with a spark, easily stored in your gear and is dual purpose.

Just fuzz up the end of the jute twine and keep it close to your spark like in the movie.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBBtUIVM5s

Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:38 am
by Pure Mahem
were those just plain cotton balls? I've lit cotton balls with vaseline in them and wow they just never seem too want to go out. of course you kind of have to fluff em up after you put the vaseline in them. But I've never tried just plain cotton balls, wow, if that's what your using. Although I guess it makes sense dryer lint does the same thing. I always collect it when my wife does the towels,lol. :mrgreen:

Addictive....Um hi my name is Scott and I'm a.....PYROMANIAC...HEHEHE....FIRE....BURN BURN BURN...HEHEHEHE...FIRE....BURN BURN....WHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHA....BURN MY PRECIOUS BURN!

Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:14 pm
by zelph
Pure Mahem wrote:were those just plain cotton balls? I've lit cotton balls with vaseline in them and wow they just never seem too want to go out. of course you kind of have to fluff em up after you put the vaseline in them. But I've never tried just plain cotton balls, wow, if that's what your using. Although I guess it makes sense dryer lint does the same thing. I always collect it when my wife does the towels,lol. :mrgreen:

Addictive....Um hi my name is Scott and I'm a.....PYROMANIAC...HEHEHE....FIRE....BURN BURN BURN...HEHEHEHE...FIRE....BURN BURN....WHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHA....BURN MY PRECIOUS BURN!


Yes, just plain cotton balls, no PJ. I describe cotton balls to be Explosive :D The movie shows how easy they are to light. They are one of those multi use items.

So you're a pyro also, cool, I'll post more pyro stuff, you can do the same :D

Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:13 pm
by oops56
I got all kinds fire starter .This one got some cotton and the chap stick is full of petroleum the strike rod. The striker hacksaw blade under cotton or use back of knife also a pencil sharper two size holes big and small

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check these out was used in the war so it could not be seen at night like a cig lighter could its called a trench lighter. Also wast used on ship wind proof not like a match Also good for a pipe Well i guess you could start a fire :lol: :lol:
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Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:12 pm
by zelph
oops56 wrote:I got all kinds fire starter .This one got some cotton and the chap stick is full of petroleum the strike rod. The striker hacksaw blade under cotton or use back of knife also a pencil sharper two size holes big and small

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Oops do you carry a firestarter with you all the time or just when you head for the trails?


I made another video to show you how easy it is to ignite cotton balls with a small piece of flint/ferro rod. I'm using the DIY firestarter that I carry on my key ring. Here is a photo of it and then the video:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dos06c03p34


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Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:52 pm
by Ridgerunner
Zelph, My DYI keyring firestarter just had a setback. I noticed today that the flint was missing but the brass retainer was still in the shelving bracket :( Of course, I still have the other 4 or five that came with the set but hope this is not an ongoing problem or may have to take it off the keychain.

Re: DIY firestarter

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:18 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:Zelph, My DYI keyring firestarter just had a setback. I noticed today that the flint was missing but the brass retainer was still in the shelving bracket :( Of course, I still have the other 4 or five that came with the set but hope this is not an ongoing problem or may have to take it off the keychain.


Maybe a "manufactures reject" to start with.

After assembly if the flint holder and shelf support are crimped might be the cause of the flint coming loose.

Tug a little on the flint with pliers before installing in the shelf support. Enlarge the shelf support peg hole only enough so that the flint holder(aluminum) will stay at the very end of the shelf support while you get ready to use the pliers to press the flint all the way in.

I use a "Nail Set" to expand the hole. It is tapered