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    Default Flint and Steel for the Girlfriend

    Saturday was a pretty good day.

    I showed my girlfriend how to use flint and steel. I then coerced her into giving it a try. She got some charred cloth, placed it on the flint, and striked it with the steel till she caught a spark. I had her some dried pine needles ready for her, so she wrapped them around her charred cloth and blew in into flame. She was one happy girl.

    As we watched her fire burn down, I told her about about burning pinecones to ward off mosquitoes and showed that to her and she was very impressed.

    We walked a little bit, and I got out my bow drill set I've been playing with. I showed it to her and explained a little about it. As we were talking the mosquitoes came back out and she want my lighter to light another pinecone on fire. Nope... I handed her the tin with my flint, steel, and charred cloth. She got the fire going in no time at all.

    She wasn't as interested in the bowdrill as much as the flint and steel. She tried the bowdrill a little but was getting fed up with the spindle coming undone. But when we got finished playing outside, she had to go inside and show everyone what we were doing.

    Now I think I'm going to have to get her a fire tin complete with flint, striker, and show her how to make charred cloth.
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    Congrats, hopefully you can keep it going...Sound like a keeper.
    Remember they do like flowers and dinner every once in a while......In a spot they don't have to swat mosquitoes.
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    Yep - just remember - flint, steel and fine wine.
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    Fine wine...I'm writing that one down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Fine wine...I'm writing that one down.

    Just a side note for ya, fine wine the drink, not the speech!
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    Ooh. Good point.

    Good stuff on the flint and steel, RX. Teaching, learning and doing is what it's all about.

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