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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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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..

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I shall try the bow method. Some day.

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

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

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