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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:32 am
by ConnieD
Start a space shuttle engine?

Maybe ferrocerium rod is "not for export".

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:03 am
by zelph
ConnieD wrote:Start a space shuttle engine?

Maybe ferrocerium rod is "not for export".


Yes, they need exterior sparks instead of internal. Think "big sparkplug" for an external rocket. :D

Ferrocerium is made overseas and imported here.

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:24 am
by ConnieD
I recently had a guy from Germany ask if I could purchase a 1/2" diameter ferrocerium rod and send it to him. I can't remember the specific name brand. It's not available in Europe.

Huh?

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:22 pm
by realityguy
1/2" diameter, that is big enough to start the engines on the space shuttle launching rockets :o . Did you know that ferrocerium sparks are what's used to start the engines???? You've seen the engines start up a few times, ever notice the massive amount of sparks?????? You learned it right here on bplite :o :ugeek:


How would you like to be the guy that has to run down all those stairs..fire up the the rocket engine..and haul butt back to his seat before it takes off.. :shock: ..Sounds like a job for Dan,the Flint Starter Man! :DB:


:lol:

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:44 pm
by zelph
..Sounds like a job for Dan,the Flint Starter Man!


that's me!!!!! but I'll pass on the job opportunity :D

My fire starter kit is off to a failure start :lol: no sales yet!!!! :o

too many mega fire steel kits out there.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained :D

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/spark-lite ... er-kit.php

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:57 pm
by realityguy
that's me!!!!! but I'll pass on the job opportunity :D


Probably just too many stairs and you haven't done enough hiking lately..sitting around playing with hammocks in greenhouses and fires... :roll:

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:33 pm
by zelph
realityguy wrote:
that's me!!!!! but I'll pass on the job opportunity :D


Probably just too many stairs and you haven't done enough hiking lately..sitting around playing with hammocks in greenhouses and fires... :roll:


I use my treadmill every day and I can keep up with the best of "seniors" :lol: :DB: :DP:

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 pm
by zelph
zelph wrote:I did a water test on the tinder today and it passed with flying colors.




Just wanted to bump this up as a reminder how well these work as fire starters. Soon well be able to get out and hit the trails here in the Midwest. 2 weeks and I'm on my way out to southern Illinois where it's going to be warmer and the flowers should be bloomin :D

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:34 pm
by Ridgerunner
Impressive......referring to the lightability after soaking in water..not your ambidexterity :P

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:02 pm
by zelph
I can pat the top of my head and rub my tummy at the same time... :lol: