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    Hi All, I made this video this weekend with the assistance of a friend, to test various forms of fire making
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    You left out one of the most important methods,

    Road flare and paraffin!

    Just kidding, another excellent video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    You left out one of the most important methods,

    Road flare and paraffin!

    Just kidding, another excellent video.
    hahahhahahah True... Thanks man
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    You laugh, but I just got back from a camping trip that saw biblical rains on Thursday. It it weren't for a propane torch I would have broken out the road flares (yes, I travel with them). Sure, with a lot of effort, simpler methods would have worked.......but it was time for a fire and adult beverages so time was of the essence.
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    I have never seen a road flare in my life. they likely illegal here like fire works.. but hey if it works and it's fast you ber I would use it sooner than a bow drill
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    Here's one from one of the manufacturers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5lrrBX0Y68

    There are a ton of vids out there on road flares that will make you cringe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Here's one from one of the manufacturers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5lrrBX0Y68

    There are a ton of vids out there on road flares that will make you cringe.
    I seen photos and videos of them but yeah not something you just get here...
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    The UCO candle lantern suffices to dry out sticks in a very few minutes. Quite often, no fire is actually needed, ya know. It's just desired. So do without, no big deal. You're not supposed to be out there without proper shelter and clothing, and if you are smart, sleep gear, too, along with a rental satellite phone. Fire aint gonna help ya if your leg's broken, can't get to fuel, etc.

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    You can find a wide variety of widths and lengths of ferro rods at Firesteel.com which has been around for a dozen years. One of these rods can make thousands of fires and is very reliable.
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    I wouldn't buy anything from that website. The owner is a thief. Just my opinion of course and does not reflect the opinion of anybody else or this website.
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    All firesteels today come from China. Even Light My Fire and Mora get their firesteels from there. The difference between one fire steel and another is not much more than a flash in the pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    All firesteels today come from China. Even Light My Fire and Mora get their firesteels from there. The difference between one fire steel and another is not much more than a flash in the pan.
    I agree..
    Just buy the cheap Chinese ones why waste money>?
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    They are all cheap Chinese ones.......some people slap a name on them and charge more so that you think you are getting something special. You are not.
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