First Fire w/out Matches

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Clyde, Oct 4, 2010.


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  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    After this thread started, my son and I have been learning to start fires without matches, but using fire steel sparking into a nest of flammable matter. Not quite to the level of the other fire afficianados on this thread, but this was my son's first sucess.....and then we roasted hot dogs as the reward of the success.
    IMG_0001_2. IMG_0002. IMG_0003.
     
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice. Looks like he needs a possibles bag of his own.
     
  3. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

  4. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Hey, a fire is a fire! Either you make it, or not! No levels there!
    Rock on! [winkthumb]
     
  5. tuxdad

    tuxdad Monkey++

    +1 to bnmd[applaud]

    It's all about learning a new skill and owning it.. That was the first step to many more skills shared and owned etween you and your son !!

    Well done !!
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    +2
    Great Job
     
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Great job!
     
  8. CrufflerJJ

    CrufflerJJ Monkey++

    Good job! That sounds like a great father/son bonding experience.
     
  9. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Yes. It is fun and you don't realize ho great an invention a lighter is until you have no paper and easily flammable materials.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Time for a rafting trip :D
     
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Very well done to your Son and Dad for teaching him alternative methods of firelighting.
    You can never have enough fire lighting methods under your belt.
     
  12. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I've come to the realization that you could drop me in a pile of dry straw with a case of matches and you wouldn't have to worry about fire damage. ~sigh~
     
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    LMFAObiglaff

    (y)
     
  14. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I'm a big fan of using magnesium for fire starting. (having access to a bunch of commercially pure Mg helps with this)
     
  15. lil dragon

    lil dragon Almost kewl...

    Nice...[winkthumb]
     
  16. Pixie_moon83

    Pixie_moon83 Monkey+

    firebug

    Oh, ya my BOB is fully equipped with a waterproof case filled with matches, tinder, magnesium firestarters, zippo, disposable, etc. I'm not into the rubbing of sticks together for blisters....cause that the end result for me.
     
  17. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Tell him well done. Nice pack too. I use a magnesium stick or magnifying glass on sunny days. I put five Bics in my lady's BOB, [and I keep her away from dry straw]. LOL
     
  18. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    Congrats to your son, I am still teaching adult men how to make a fire.
     
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