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Old 11-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #11
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the oil and paraffin will probably work, but I have always just kept a few cottonballs in a CampMor Inc Matchcase around my neck, with a magnesium striker bar. the case is also a whistle and a compass, the balls are Vasolined. they burn hot and long, and can serve to help with sunburned noses and "hot spots' on your feet, too. I carry a bit more vasoline and Moleskin in the med kit, and crazy glue for closing wounds. In a pinch, a bit of the glue will burn like hell.

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I am not a "fire-starter" fan but this sounds like a good way to get rid of SO many cotton face pads, that'll sit flat, I am in possesion of. I bought them to use with an expensive skin product my GF gave me. Do I really need an astringent in an opaque purple plastic bottle more than I need fire? Cavemen didn't have products. But sure my skin has a youthful, healthy, glow afterwords. And its as refreshing as a pedicure. It even gets out dirt regular soaps, which leave residue behind, don't. You can see it!

What to do? What to do...

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You can do the same thing with sawdust. That's what commercial "tinder sticks" or "quick tinder" is made out of. Just mix sawdust with a little wax and voila!

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You can do the same thing with sawdust. That's what commercial "tinder sticks" or "quick tinder" is made out of. Just mix sawdust with a little wax and voila!
I saw those at the campstore at the Patoka lake camp grounds in southern Indiana. It was sawdust bonded together with a little wax with a piece of green cannon fuse sticking up. We didn't buy any but the lady at the campstore said they work pretty good.
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You can do the same thing with sawdust. That's what commercial "tinder sticks" or "quick tinder" is made out of. Just mix sawdust with a little wax and voila!
Love that compressed "tinder" stuff. Where do we get voila, what proportion do we use vs. wax, and how much is it please?
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Love that compressed "tinder" stuff. Where do we get voila, what proportion do we use vs. wax, and how much is it please?
I don't know actually. I figured just trial'n'error. I do think that it is very little wax to sawdust. Maybe 1 to 2 ratio, unless you want a thick piece of tinder
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Another one that burns well, and has many other uses is duct tape. If you have paper, a car with a working lighter, and dudt tape, you can start a fire.

Attach the paper to tha duct tape, Roll it into a rope, Use the lighter to ignite the paper, and set it down into your kindling. It works like a charm. The only thing to remember is that , once it is lit the duct tape will take off fast.

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Just mix sawdust with a little wax and voila!
But how much voila do you use? I don't even know what it does!
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But how much voila do you use? I don't even know what it does!
100 pectograms of voila should be enough
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I spent a good part of my life in the woods and never seen a need for fire starter. But there is heavy timber where I am from and dried pitch is every where. It starts and burns hot in the rain and I have never had a problem finding it.I have stopped at a tree and scraped some up to use later in the day though when I came across a tree skinned from a dead fall.

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