Need your expertise.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hex, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

    I want you to assist me in finding a good flint and steel for under 10$ CDN *preferably, as my old one just broke. Three years of flinty-goodness. I originally desired to purchase one at Canadian Tire as they have one but I don't know if I can get there any time soon for certain.

    Bonus Questions:

    1. Something my friend asked me; Waterproof matches vs. Swiss Flint Rod? I said it depends on your situation, but you can answer it too. It's fun to debate. xD

    2. If any of you have any knowledge on the Coghlan's Brand-Name, let me know if you have any insight on their Swiss Flint. I have a camping axe by them and it's lasted me quite a while, but I don't want to be too hasty. If it's good I can get a good price on it as I have lots of Canadian Tire money saved up (we shop there often).

    3. Is the brand LightMyFire any good? I've heard lots of mixed opinions.


    *As in I can fork over slightly more if needed, but seeing as I'm not quite experienced with this yet I think you might be able to help me.
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Check with @Bear He is the Flint Master here on the Monkey.....
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  3. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

  4. Snake_Doctor

    Snake_Doctor Call me Snake...

    I recently bought a 3 pack of Mil-Spec fires tarters for 9.99 from Majors Surplus. (If I'm breaking any rules by posting a buisiness name I apologize to the mods and members here). They seem stout despite being thinner than I had expexted and come with both ferro and magnesium and strikers. I covered this before I was ejected from ETS for not worshipping.... um noy conforming, but I use a fire steel when it's warm and calm. When it's windy, I'm wet and going hypothermic I don't want to mess with a fire steel and char cloth. I want good waterproof matches and solid state tinder that will catch quickly and burn hot and long to dry the kindling. I don'tcary fatwood and other oddball thinks, I carry a fist full of my tinder cubes because they're small. light, and fuss free.
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