SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:45 pm

I've searched for an MSDS sheet on the tinder but there is none. I know it's treated cotton, thats all.

The spark unit has an extra large wheel compared to lighters.

The base of the striker is smooth, sealed plastic. It's meant to be a "one shot" item. Once the flint is worn out after 200 strikes you need to get a new one. They have refillable ones for $18.00 but I'm not going to offer that one.

I'm going to include some Vaseline impregnated jute twine with the kit for an extra means of tinder. You've seen my old video of how well it ignites with a spark. Guess I need to upgrade a video on it's use with a "true" video recording device. :D I'll show the base of the sparker in the video. It will be a before and after view.

The jute twine can be used to make a lanyard for it. I need to make it attachable. Give me some ideas howto :D
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby realityguy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Surgical tubing around the back end of the thing(the flintstick) makes it attachable to a lanyard.I don't know how fancy you want to get.If it's going to be in the case,a small eyebolt,waterproofed with silicone around the "through" portion.I still think you oughta try the weber firestarters..mix/match for starter options(people will want to try both)..
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:18 pm

realityguy wrote:Surgical tubing around the back end of the thing(the flintstick) makes it attachable to a lanyard.I don't know how fancy you want to get.If it's going to be in the case,a small eyebolt,waterproofed with silicone around the "through" portion.I still think you oughta try the weber firestarters..mix/match for starter options(people will want to try both)..


I looked at the Weber yesterday online. What is the texture of the material and how does it smell when burning, any idea?

The tubing is good idea. A piece can be included for those that want to use the sparker all the time.

I have the idea to formulate my own tinder tabs. Need to do a test today.
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby realityguy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:43 pm

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby ConnieD » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:47 pm

Surgical tubing also burns well.

We used to carry it to snip it into chunks for firestarting material. I never used it.

I understand bicycle inner tubes burn well, also, and stink.

I would rather have a lanyard hole, but a "slipcase" of surgical tubing that has a lanyard hole might not be a bad idea. I have never had the flint wet, but the case is an appealing idea.

Look closely at my avatar: the orange-thingy is a SPARK-LITE.

I like the SPARK-LITE so much I have two on hand, in the event I misplace one.

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:01 pm

I like the SPARK-LITE so much I have two on hand, in the event I misplace one.


Never can have too many stoves and spark makers. :D

I'm off to get some tubing.
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby sudden » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:06 pm

This one has three, that may be enough to satisfy the craving for more :)
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby ConnieD » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:15 pm

I think we had those in chem lab. A little big to carry in a backpack, I think.

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby sudden » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:35 pm

ConnieD wrote:I think we had those in chem lab. A little big to carry in a backpack, I think.


It does cross the more is better line by a fraction :mrgreen:
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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:16 pm

I have some replacement flints for those torch lighter that will be included in my firestarter kits once I have gathered up items for it. Here is a photo of some of the stuff that will be in them.
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