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    You should see the one I shot today.......only to find out I had not really depressed the record button on the camera.
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    One of your better ones, no doubt.

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    Oh, it was the berries. Big production. It involved dancing girls and bacon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Oh, it was the berries. Big production. It involved dancing girls and bacon.
    The WSF dancing girls????? BEE,Winnie,Mountain momma..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nell67 View Post
    The WSF dancing girls????? BEE,Winnie,Mountain momma..
    That would be better than the WSF dancing boys. Remember the jib jab dance around Christmas with Poco, Rick and yours truly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    That would be better than the WSF dancing boys. Remember the jib jab dance around Christmas with Poco, Rick and yours truly?
    Oh yea,I remember
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    As I recall, there was only one dancer in the group that had any redeeming qualities at all......but we won't talk about her.
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    Nell you forgot to add Ken to the list of WSF Dancing Girls
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    The dancing thong was not in this production number. I'm .... He's holding out for more money.

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    Dancing WSF ladies and Bacon??
    Where do we purchase tickets??!!
    I want an annual pass!

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    Question: Those FireSteel rods.......are the sparky all the way to the center of the rod, or is that a coating......? How do they make the rods.......?

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    It's firesteel through and through.

    Everything you ever wanted to know about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocerium

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    Yep - good till the last drop. Some of the formulations are slightly different, with each claiming to cast a bigger shower of sparks.
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    Thanks Rick, very informative.

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    With the talk of steel wool lately, I threw this together this afternoon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yx437EnxKw
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    Another good one. I would think about the only thing you'd accomplish with the heavier steel wool is just discharging the battery.

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    I like to pop the blisters on balsam fir bark and smear the resin inside all over the end of a stick or a Q-tip. Even the faintest flame will light that up like the 4th of July. Very good for kindling when other options are being uncooperative.

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    I like the videos Crash, i am trying to get my hands on a swedish firesteel for christmas. About the steel wool one though i have never seen it done or tried it with a small battery i always use car batteries or the battery off of my four wheeler

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    I got to view the videos yesterday, & they were very informative, & awesome.
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    Excellent videos. I got one of the ferro rods way back when I was in scouts, but nobody really explained it to me so I never got a fire going with it (now I know my tinder wasn't fine enough to catch the sparks). Wish I knew where it was now. Next time I go camping with my friends I'm gonna have to challenge them to fire starting.

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