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    Default Fire Starters And Tinders

    Nell's comments on the video that I put together for B prompted me to do a video on a few different fire starters. I'll add a couple more videos in the future on various tinders and techniques. Once I get better at friction fires, I'll add those as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnaCTU8xHE

    As I add videos to the thread, I'll post them here as well so that they are all easy to access.

    Various tinders - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jtYR3hlRIg

    Natural flint and steel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__zZjMihD5U

    Fire from steel wool - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yx437EnxKw
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    You are going to be a You Tube star Nice, like all your videos, I find good "how dos"
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    Great video for newbs.

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    Great video and some great tips that newer folks might not think of when using a ferro rod. Just a note on the magnesium. You can use it rain or shine. It will light when wet.

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    Good point Rick. I'll do some vids that focus more on one type, and show several ways they can be used.
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    I figured you'd cover that when you do the tinder video. I know you have one or two that will work when wet as well. Really a nice job. Well done and informative!!

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    Very nice Crash! Thanks for running with my suggestion,now,if you can make this a sticky,and keep adding links to whatever new videos you make!

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    another good Video, thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
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    Great work crash! Keep 'em coming!

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    Good job Crash!

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    Just as with the various fire starters we use, we often take for granted the tinders that we carry. Hopefully this video will demonstrate how to use some tinders that are carried in kits and packs. These are all man made tinders. Hope it takes some of the mystique out of starting fires. As with anything, it just takes a little trial and error, practice, and figuring out what works best for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jtYR3hlRIg
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    Very nice video crash,great explanation of each tinder you used,I have not used several of these,and was impressed on how well they lit!

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    Poco brought it up in another thread, so I did a quick vid on fire from natural flint and steel. As you can see, you don't get the big shower of sparks like you do from a fire steel, but with the right tinder fire is just a few breaths away.

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    Great Videos , Thank you for taking the time to do this.
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    Thanks. I'll edit the first post as I add videos to the thread so that they are a bit easier to access.
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    Well Done, Crash very well done, thank you.

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    I don't know if there is an Academy Award for Wilderness Videos but if there is I nominate you. Very nice job!!

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    You have put together a fantastic set of how to videos.

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