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FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#1 Post by Andy F » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:21 pm

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#2 Post by Andy F » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:25 pm

Home Made Fire Starters-The Best Way to Make Vaseline Cotton Balls by VABCKPKR 2 minutes.
I recently made about 1200 of these, put them inside heavy plastic empty coffee canisters.
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#3 Post by Andy F » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Homemade "fat wood" my way - by River Bend Survival
It is the best instruct I've found on DIY fat wood. They are the very best fire starters.
I did not use cedar, I used an old aged dried out regular wood shipping pallet, cut up on table saw.
I used Citronella Torch oil and the cheaper tall glass religious candles for the melted wax. Keeps skeeters away. I store them in tightly fitting lidded jar. I think it's a large pickle jar. Considering putting groups of ~20 into Seal A Meal bags for dry storage & lighter weight than glass jar.
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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#4 Post by Farside » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:11 pm

The dried sap from pretty much any conifer works great as a fire starter. Even when wet.


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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#5 Post by Andy F » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Farside wrote:
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The dried sap from pretty much any conifer works great as a fire starter. Even when wet.
That would be good, but unlike other forest states where there are larger tree stands, Arizona has a Forest Legacy protection program to protect trees and the Forest Rangers can and will make an arrest if they find people messing with the conifer type trees. They will know if you do, and Arizona is also a "No Burn" state for many months out of the year. We're mandated to use other methods of starting fires; those methods in above posts are popular here.
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#6 Post by Andy F » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:55 am

Father & Son Preppers: Magnifying glasses FIRES, small ones around $6.00 or less. https://fathersonpreppers.com/survival- ... -starters/

I've been starting fires this way this past month, mounting glasses on a tripod, made an adjustable aluminum mount & butterfly nuts & bolts for different sized handles (gaskets nonslip). I've a collection of mag-glasses, always had & used for tiny work. Small of Magnesium scrap shavings
light & burn fast, HOT 4,000 F.
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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#7 Post by Andy F » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:34 pm

Ferro Rods to spark up fires. Yes, been starting fires in a pit.
What I found is best is minimum 5" long x 1/2" diameter Ferro Rod. It is large enough to have a firm grip. The 5" length gives you a long striker zone and a good spray of sparks. Starts fires easy...2-3 strikes. Should last a few years.

Magnesium flakes, should be able to buy for ~$7.00 for 6 bags sized 3" x 2.5" on eBay.
Using the Ferro Rod, starts fire fast & is easy. Used a quarter sized bit of flakes and a vaseline cotton ball.

Small Butane Torch, like that used for melting brown sugar on top of Creme Brulee in restaurants.
Propane Torch, used for soldering pipes. Enough said.
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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#8 Post by Andy F » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:33 pm

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I just tested it with Magnesium flakes - HOT FIRE!
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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#9 Post by Andy F » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:00 pm

9 Volt Battery & Wire, I'm using 2, 9 VDC batteries & one of the Momentary ON Switches & slightly larger Tungsten Wire from a scavenged toaster or toaster oven, I do have nichrome KanthalA1 30 gauge wire from other tiny wiring projects. It's a good experiment for an easy & rechargeable fire starter. I might experiment with 1 or more AA batteries in parallel for higher current than in series. Whatever works is what it will be.
It might look ugly, but it will end up working doggone good to start fires. I would not suggest storing inside a pocket using a momentary ON switch
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Re: FIRE Starters of Many Kinds

#10 Post by Andy F » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:42 pm

DIY:DANGEROUS! Start a fire with a Stun Gun - Electroshock Gun
Spray deodorant on TP or Paper Towel, and a STUN GUN! :lol: I have a stun gun, this works good.
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