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Question by churro73. Uploaded on June 15, 2009
Bic/Zippo lighter.(Sorry it was to easy. LOL).
I'd say flint/striker, or other type of "fire starter" kit on the mkt. now.
Hope this helps. Sorry again, could'nt help myself.
I know some campers that carry flares to get their fire started in a hurry.
Gets 'em hot too!
flint you can get it at wal mart in the camping area
without flint,matches,lighters,flamethrowers,flares,fire from the sun,or spontanious combustion.
i carry a fint and magnesium block and i carry two small (PLASTIC) jars one filled with potassium permanganate and one with glycerin a small amount of potassium permanganate and a few drops glycerin on top of it wait a few seconds and poof fire no striking needed . but be careful with the potassium permanganate it is an oxidizer and and can burn skin or eyes . both can be bought online
Saw a guy use a tampon on Expedition Africa on TV, Worked good, though why he had a tampon is a question.
I take a plastic cup full of gas and sit it on top of the wood then light the top. As the fuel burns the side fuel will dribble down the side at the right amount and light the wood. It’s the safest way to start a fire with gas etc.
Looking for something that really works and I mean really works even after being stored wet for a long long time! Well by’golly get’ya a small jar of good old fashion Vaseline from and a magnesium fire starter stick from your local Wal-Mart. So simple of an operation A caveman can do it. Take a 2x2 inch piece of cloth and saturate it with Vaseline and scrape a little magnesium on it and hit it with the flint side and now you have instant fire 6 to 10 minutes of flame, now compare that with any other lighter and remember you haven’t really used your fire starting resources at all. I still got the same Vaseline jar in my back pack some 10 years ago and still work as good as the day I put it in.
magnesium starter stick,a magnafing glass and sun.
AP stole my answer. Everyone should carry one in the outdoors.
a flame thrower
There are ways to do it. Get a "Boy Scout Handbook", or several types of "survival guides" can tell you how.
flint and magnesium block, also if your hunting take the rubber piece off the butt of your gun, drill a small hole, shove some matches in there with a few cotton balls and you wont have to worry about not packing them in your survival kit.
I have tried many different ways. Flint and steel, fire piston, firebow, etc.. The way I have found the easiest is flint and steel with some dryer lint. I store some dryer lint in a sip-loc bag, to keep it dry. With some dry tinder around it I throw a spark into it. It will catch on the first or second time. Flint and steels are not to expensive.
First thing you need to get some kindling and make a small pyramid with a hole underneath for air that makes it bigger.Then take a magnifying glass and let sunlight go through it.Aim the light on some fire starter like palm tree fuzz or lint.The smaller you make the light the hotter it gets.
go to wallmart and go to sportinggoods ask the for a magniesium stick and when you ant to start a fire if you have some twin or rope untwist the rope so you have a bunch of small strans take them and bunch them up in a blall take the magnisium stike and whith your knife strick it shold go up in seconds
My favorite is a flint/striker with cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly.
Magniesium stick will do the trick! I always carried a small tin with dryer lint in it to help with the starting process. The lint catches the sparks like a pro and holds them rather well. You won't be disapointed if you try this method.
I got one of those magnesium sticks shave some off and drag a knife blade across the striker works great
Steel wool and a regular 9 volt battery. A non-soaped sos pad and a 9 volt battery always goes to the woods with me, just don't store them in the pocket of you pack.
As far as natural tinder found in the woods for a survival situation- birch bark is #1 in my book for tinder. The natural oils within the bark are quite flammable and this is excellent tinder- even when wet- to start your fire. Another option for 'take along' tinder is the lint collected from the dryer after a load of towels BUT it should be kept bone dry in a 35mm film cannister. This will all start using one of the manesium/flint combos plus shaving off bits of the magnesium are excellent as well.
As far as the mysterious condom wrappers laying around the house from the recent article-if they aren't yours, guaranteed your significant other will find a way to use all of your stuff for tinder....
Definately flares. They provide a long lasting flame to dry even the wettest wood.
Found a video of my trick online, the 9 volt battery and steel wool. http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-make-fire-without-matches-or-a-lighter-... It really does work great.
Lighter if you have it.If you don't I would use a magneseam stricker.
Lighter if you have one with you. If not, use a piece of flint.
Several good ideas here pick a few of the better ones. With something as critical to life as fire don't put all your eggs in one basket. Carry two or three different methods and I mean carry them on your person. If a fall into the water where you had to dump the pack to get out is the reason you need fire, having your only means to make fire in the pack could prove fatal. Also, being able to produce flame will not result in a fire unless you know how to build a fire. You can hold a lit match to a piece of firewood and your fingers will burn before it does. First tinder, then thin kindling, followed by bigger and bigger kindling, then small fire wood followed by bigger. It is a dying skill. Learn it and practice until it is second nature.
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