Self-Contained Fire Starter

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Self-Contained Fire Starter

Post by Ridgerunner » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:56 pm

This is a very easy to make fire starter kit. First let me give credit where credit is due. I found this easy to make fire starter kit in "the Backwoodsman" magazine(Jan/Feb 2008) in an article by Greg Barra.

You probably have an old fluid type lighter laying around some where. Mine was a dollar at the thrift store. First thing is to remove the cotton and then trim the wind guard with a tiny pair of snips so that the spark generated from the flint can get closer to your tender. I can fit five piecess of starting tender in the lighter; three in the base and two in the lid. An extra piece or two of flint can also be stored in the base.

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Re: Self-Contained Fire Starter

Post by DarenN » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:09 pm

i remember somewhere seeing a Zippo butchered to hold a sewing bobbin filled with jute twine. might have been on utube or instructables.

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Re: Self-Contained Fire Starter

Post by zelph » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:11 pm

DarenN wrote:i remember somewhere seeing a Zippo butchered to hold a sewing bobbin filled with jute twine. might have been on utube or instructables.

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Here is the thread that has the modified zippo lighter

It's on the second page of the thread.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Self-Contained Fire Starter

Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:47 pm

Forgot all about that thread, Zelph. Oldtimers setting in. :oops: Thanks for the refresher link;)
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