Fire starter....

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Fire starter....

Post by JBRanger » Sun May 16, 2010 5:00 pm

Now typically I use petroleum jelly soaked cotton balls. However, this looks a little less messy.
http://www.kuenzi.com/tips_e.htm

Anyone know what a "wadding" rondelle" is exactly?

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Re: Fire starter....

Post by zelph » Sun May 16, 2010 7:26 pm

wadding is ussed in reloading shotgun shells. Powder in first then wadding then shot.

Link site was too busy for me to view.
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Post by DarenN » Sun May 16, 2010 9:07 pm

Zelph, that's the first thing i thought of too, but looking at the pics, i think they are way bigger than shotgun wads.
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Re: Fire starter....

Post by Ridgerunner » Sun May 16, 2010 9:45 pm

At first I was thinking of muzzleloader ungreased load wadding but looking at the edge tells me no way. Maybe they are the little pads women use to remove makeup? Help us out ConnieD. :?
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Post by DarenN » Sun May 16, 2010 10:00 pm

from reading the page i get the impression that we may also be dealing with a language barrier issue as well.
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Post by ConnieD » Mon May 17, 2010 4:37 am

I don't use makeup.

I think they look like the ones sold for eyemakeup removal.

But I wouldn't really know. Really.

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Re: Fire starter....

Post by JBRanger » Mon May 17, 2010 9:23 am

Thanks everyone. The eye makeup removal thing could be the ticket. If I make some up, I'll take some pics and compare to cottonballs with vaseline. Thanks.

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Post by zelph » Mon May 17, 2010 10:46 am

Cut up a lightweight cardboard box into 2" squares and "dive" them into some melted paraffin wax. Use an electric stove to melt the wax for a more safe way to get the wax melted.

Rifle cleaning pads should work well also. I think they are made of cotton. Oops56 uses them to make char cloth.

You can use cheese cloth soaked in bees wax. Sheets of wax can be found in craft stores, candle making isle/section. Melt the wax as you would paraffin,add a teaspoon of glycerin, mix well. "dive" the cloth into the molten soloution ;)
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Re: Fire starter....

Post by ConnieD » Tue May 18, 2010 1:49 am

...or better, package some jute and some small georgia fatwood sticks and sell it for $8 a package marked "Fire Fixins".

I saw a review on YouTube. The person was serious. Really.

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Re: Fire starter....

Post by DarenN » Tue May 18, 2010 1:57 am

the jute idea i got from one of Zelphs old vids, i still use it.
i bought some fat-wood sticks and some shavings at a retail store. they both light easily and burn hot and fast.
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