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Has anybody seen this firestarting tip?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Cornholio2188, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Cornholio2188

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    I feel very old looking at this,,, jute braided waxed waterproof,,,,,, right,, ,,,,, and another of his tips,,,how to light a match!!

    When I was into the Girl Guides we used to pour melted wax into a box of matches,,,, when cool it would be totally waterproof and a match could be sliced out of the block with a knife and struck against the blade to light it....... the coating of wax would then melt and could help even damp tinder to light up
     
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    I like how he held the frayed jute on the striker as he was sparking the fire steel. I have a terrible time getting the sparks to land where I want them to.
     
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    Hmm-that's a good point...maybe it could be more applicable in colder climates?
     
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    That's the part I was most impressed with :giggle:
     
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    In the picture of my edc stuff the small tube besides the altoids tin is jute twine bundle soaked in wax. The tube is just to keep my pocket clean. I have wrapped a bundle like this in a shop rag soak it 10 minutes then left it set in the wet rag for two hours . Then I cut it with a knife to get enough to fray out and it lights easily with a fire steel By the way this is my test for water proof tinder. I may have to make one of those though
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    thanks for the heads up, must watch this more closely when I am not past my due bedtime ;)
     
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    Nice setup btw. Like the homemade mini pry!
     
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    Cool idea...thanks
     
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    Hahaha that's not me in the video, but hopefully every time you need to light a fire in the middle of nowhere with a piece of twine dipped in wax in a tube-you'll think of me.
     
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    Haha-it's long enough to help put you to sleep-but interesting enough that you'll still stay awake through the whole vid.
     
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    with two kids and 'flexible' work hours "sleep" is no longer in my daily vocabulary
    (I am sure most of us here know what I mean)
    ...so when I finally decide to call it a day there is nothing to keep me awake (except for my wife of course) ;)
     
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    Since I bought a dremel, things like the mini prybar and the knife at the bottom of the picture happen when I get bored. The pry bar took a masonary bit to drill so it is hard. The knife started out as a old hickory 8" slicing knife .I made one of the tinder tubes . I searched around and found a piece of 3/8ths copper tube so I had to braid more jute to make it thick enough to fit the tube. I also added a piece of brass wire to pull it up with . it works good you just need to fray out the fiber good.