Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:27 pm

Thanks oops for the photo.Easy set-up to make it, I like it!!!

Everyone keep in mind that a cotton rope with it's end chared makes for a good firestarter. Just light the end with a match, let it burn for a min or two, blow it out and your ready for an easy char that will catch a spark quickly.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:59 pm

ok oops i saw the pic. its time to spill the beans. where did you get the fire piston? and the steel for the flint while you are at it. i misplaced my flint and steel set and have more flint but dont have another steel. :oops: and ive been looking into fire pistons too. you have to let us know. :D
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby DarenN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:28 pm

irrationalsolutions wrote:ok oops i saw the pic. its time to spill the beans. where did you get the fire piston? and the steel for the flint while you are at it. i misplaced my flint and steel set and have more flint but dont have another steel. :oops: and ive been looking into fire pistons too. you have to let us know. :D


a small file makes a good steel.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby realityguy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:31 pm

I picked this up the other day for a buck and a half..got charcloth directions like oops makes...Someone might wanna save the instructions...I posted them big enough at photobucket so anyone can read them... :DB: When you get to photobucket,enlarge it to full size...

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:38 pm

the file is a good idea. thats what my last one was. i just dont have a place that i can do anything like that right now and it will be a while before i can again. so im looking into buying one. i hate to do it because i know i can make it but i need another one.

its the heat treating that i cant do right now. i cant even heat it to turn it. the neighbor hood im in doesnt allow that stuff. i can do it with a torch but that doesnt work that well for me. it takes too long to get an even temp. with a homemade forge i can heat it better but i dont have one now and cant set one up. my dad used to have one but he got rid of it.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby DarenN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:46 pm

just use a file, as is. one of my ferro sparkers came with a small flat file with a dipped rubber handle.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:50 pm

will a file as is work as a steel for a flint and steel set? i was always told that they had to be heat treated. i cant remember but i know it wasnt just heat and quench. it was something about the color of the steel when heated. i have a video of it somewhere. i could be wrong but that what i was told.

if a file will work as is it would make it easier to make one.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby oops56 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:16 pm

Ok i got more picture 3 or 4 of my fire making mo time for a slide show be back with more

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:23 pm

now i know why i cant find one anywhere. oops has them all! :lol: thats a nice collection you have oops. :D
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby zelph » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:37 pm

Tell me why they don't suggest char coal as in whats left over in your campfire pit when they sell the fire making kits. Charcoal won't light with a spark. Not for me anyway.
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