Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Witch Doctor 01, May 22, 2016.
I use dryer lint since I do the majority of the laundry. I keep it in a Ziploc bag. It's light as a feather and works great.
This is a good way to ration out portions of fine steel wool for ez fire starters, too. Eliminates having to shred off a tuft in the dark, and always provides the right amount for a fire. Steel wool has the advantage of providing a very hot starting flame from even the smallest spark.
It's also essentially weightless.
I just can't get past cotton balls with vaseline. It just works and is so easy to make a hundred of them.
My wife used to make them from melted candles purchased after Christmas, mixed with dryer lint with a popsicle stick stuck in the center.
go out to the woods that have pines in them and find an old pine log that has rotted down to the hard centre that is what you want just shave a few pieces and light them--hot fire from all that dried sap
Yeah, this forum should be for stuff that has been tried. All the same, has anyone tried this out yet? Looks a good scheme, but without a...
I made a few sulfur matches with paper today this is how they burn.
Not sure if this goes here in this section...so sorry if off topic.
A cheap and easy way to make char cloth for your tinderbox / fire making gear...
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Made a trip to the flea market today just to look around. Behind the glass case I spotted a very interesting item, a 40's vintage Boy Scouts Flint...
I found some fire starters at the Dollar Tree. I think they were a mistake item because the boys have looked at 5 other Dollar Trees in the...
I have a few different flint and steel fire starters. Not all are good in my opinion.
This is my favorite. It sparks almost every time and has...
Ok show us your fire making skills
Here is a simple and inexpensive way of making fire starters that are portable, water proof, compact, and reliable. These fire starters can be...
Was showing a friend of mine the flint and steel when we were camping. Of course, the discussion went to char cloth and other char materials. I...
Don't get any easier
Check this out.
I made these neat homemade firestarter candles. They are great to have on hand for your EDC kit. They light up nicely and burn for...
I was playing around today as had a pretty good day all-in-all so I decided to test a few of my fire starters. I have some old magnesium bars...
Just a little video about what punk wood is and where can you find some...Not really advanced at all...just a simple 2 minute video.
This was some of the most intense bow drillin weather. It was also my first time learning it, my buddy Tyler was teaching how to build it and what...
Did a little longer video, hopefully still entertaining.
I try to keep the videos short usually this ones just an exception cause camping is fun...
This was mostly supposed to be entertaining and to teach anyone brand new to firesteel how not to strike it.
Live The Adventure
How to use a lemon to start a fire. Might be better suited to Florida/California Monkeys...
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