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What is your preferred method of fire lighting.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Some good friends in search and rescue learned the hard way, that you must know how to make fire in the worst of conditions or you may not survive . Even having a flare did not work for them.
    Prove your skill and make a fire in wind and sleet conditions .
    It may actually come to that for some folk .
  2. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    If I only had the shirt on my back (no lighter or matches) I'd find a stick, tare off a strip of cloth from my shirt and make a bow. I've made fires this way before.

    I've also done well with a magnifying glass. Even heard about a way that you can use water in a similar way to concentrate the suns energy through the droplets. The magnifying glass I have is a 4 in one deal. It also has a compass, a thermometer and a whistle.
  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    You can find some nice magnifying glass in cast off projection screen TVs about 4" in diameter and almost an inch thick at the apex.
  4. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    Read "To Build a Fire" by Jack London.

    I've been cranking out bow drill fires for decades, and am sometimes successful with a hand drill, flint & steel and magnification are old hat.

    After all that, my preferred way to build a fire is with a flick of my Bic.
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