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GaryGlock 11-08-2012 12:04 AM

Fire, not as easy as it looks.
 
I went out tonight an tried to make a fire the first time with my magnesium fire starter. Went around and got some dried grass and twisted it up nicely, had some small tinder ready and I set to it. Well after bein out there for a half hour I figured there's always tomarrow. Behr Grills makes it look easy Haha! Practice practice..

trip286 11-08-2012 12:11 AM

I shall try the bow method. Some day.

KG7IL 11-08-2012 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by GaryGlock (Post 1005836)
I went out tonight an tried to make a fire the first time with my magnesium fire starter. Went around and got some dried grass and twisted it up nicely, had some small tinder ready and I set to it. Well after bein out there for a half hour I figured there's always tomarrow. Behr Grills makes it look easy Haha! Practice practice..

Be sure to scrape enough magnesium into a flat burnable area. Then spark the pile

GaryGlock 11-08-2012 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by KG7IL

Be sure to scrape enough magnesium into a flat burnable area. Then spark the pile

I did it a few times. I got my tinder pile to catch a flame twice but couldn't build it up without it going out. I'm not sure If I choked it or gave it too much air.

AsSeenOnTV 11-08-2012 12:39 AM

Save the lint from your laundry dryer filter. Those little piles catch fire quick.

TLuker 11-08-2012 12:57 AM

Like you said "practice". I lot of things aren't quite as easy as they look and that's why its so important to actually do them. :)

KG7IL 11-08-2012 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by GaryGlock (Post 1005883)
I did it a few times. I got my tinder pile to catch a flame twice but couldn't build it up without it going out. I'm not sure If I choked it or gave it too much air.

Try more scrapings and the pocket lint noted by ASOTV

Marlinman 11-08-2012 01:30 AM

Also start out w sticks pencil sized and bout 3" long. Once those are going good step it up a little bigger. Repeat process when its burning good.

Rick1967 11-08-2012 01:33 AM

Pine needles picked up off the ground and put in a pile make a great tinder. I am usually able to start a fire in one try with my magnesium and pine needles.

Scratchammo 11-09-2012 11:53 PM

You're not the only one, it can be frustrating as hell.


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