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  1. Thread: Flint and Steel?

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    There is a rest area in MO off one of the...

    There is a rest area in MO off one of the interstates where part of the landscaping is a largepatch of white crushed stone. I was looking at it and found that some of the rocks were chunks of flint...
  2. Thread: Flint and Steel?

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    The ESEE fire steel works very well. The edges...

    The ESEE fire steel works very well. The edges are squared off and can be used to throw sparks off a ferro rod. The divot is there for use in making fire with a bow drill. And you can open bottles...
  3. Thread: Solar ignition?

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    When you use a magnifying lens you are capturing...

    When you use a magnifying lens you are capturing the sun's rays and focusing them down to a point. The more rays you capture the hotter that point will be and thus the quicker you will achieve an...
  4. Thread: Survival Fishing

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    The dynamite suggestion was obviously meant as a...

    The dynamite suggestion was obviously meant as a joke. Or maybe you were pulling my leg, eh? Lol

    Black walnut powder and a trot line. The powder to get worms and the trot line to use those worms....
  5. Thread: Survival Fishing

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    Just finished reading all the posts, even the...

    Just finished reading all the posts, even the ones by the two guys (was it only two?) who were banned.

    Even though I really liked that ice fishing shanty back on the first couple of pages,...
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    Sticky: By the way, just in case it hasn't been noted,...

    By the way, just in case it hasn't been noted, but steel wool works with a ferro rod as well.
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    Sticky: My preferred manmade tinder is a variant of the...

    My preferred manmade tinder is a variant of the petroleum jelly cotton ball. First, I melt the PJ, not just rub it into the CB. Second, I add paraffin or wax to the melted PJ and melt it all. Pour...
  8. Thread: Solar fire starter

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    I have something similar to this, the Solar...

    I have something similar to this, the Solar Hotbox I think it is called. It is machined from a piece of aluminum and is about the size of a hockey puck. It comes apart in two pieces and has an o-ring...
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