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Title: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: papadan on December 18, 2018, 11:25:02 PM
One of my favorite things in the  outdoors is sitting around a fire with friends. I really like making my fires the old fashion way with flint and striker. I would like to sponsor a little GAW  for the holidays. Open to all members of MTo  in all countries. Just post that you love campfires and you are in. I will have a random drawing on Christmas Day. Here is a picture of the gift I am offering, A flint and steel fire starting set that include jute tinder and charcloth to aid in getting the flames going. Oh and besides the fire kit, one of the elves is slipping a little something extra into the package. Good Luck. Dan  :cheers: :woohoo:


Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Nix on December 19, 2018, 12:42:58 AM
Great GAW Dan!

Not an entry, but I love using flint and steel to strike a fire, too. For a while, just to get better at it, I was lighting my grill using flint and steel...and char cloth. I think the neighbors thought I was more than a little eccentric. That char cloth is essential for me; I'd be useless without char cloth.  :tu:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: RF52 on December 19, 2018, 12:15:30 PM
I love campfires! The smell and the dancing flames are wonderful :like:
Great GAW, and the kit looks very neat :like:

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Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Gareth on December 19, 2018, 12:32:22 PM
I love a camp-fire as well. :tu:

Great giveaway Dan.  Very good of you.  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Mechanickal on December 19, 2018, 12:39:33 PM
Cool set!!

I love a campfire but my freshly layed lawn not so much...

So I've been striking flints to light my fireplace instead :rofl:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: pfrsantos on December 19, 2018, 01:34:49 PM
How can anyone not love a camp fire? The warm feeling, roasting chestnuts or some chouriço, the crackling of the burning wood...

Very cool GAW, thanks for the generosity!

 :tu: :salute:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: SteveC on December 19, 2018, 06:19:02 PM
I'll sit this one out but thanks for a cool GAW Dan !    :like: :hatsoff: :tu:

Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: zoidberg on December 19, 2018, 08:19:10 PM
Thanks Dan.   :cheers:


We love campfires!! Pic of my kids being hypnotized by the flames.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4190/33945413760_2c071eb7f1_b.jpg)


First light the next morning.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/33945411910_62433f9c09_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: papadan on December 19, 2018, 08:50:49 PM
100 views and only 5 entries, where is everyone?  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Serena on December 19, 2018, 09:04:17 PM
Great GAW. Unfortunately they are not very fond of campfires in The Netherlands…
Hope someone else will be happy with this.
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Boonies on December 20, 2018, 12:02:59 AM
Oh yeah, I like a campfire....so does the dog. 😊  Great idea!   :tu:    :cheers:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: thatotherguy on December 22, 2018, 12:13:42 AM
I love campfires, and I am SO in! Thanks for the chance! :cheers:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: zrxoa1 on December 22, 2018, 12:25:54 AM
I love campfires and I love people that give stuff away!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!!




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Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Poncho65 on December 22, 2018, 02:09:33 AM
Just seeing this :ahhh

I love a good camp fire as well :dd: just something about fire that I find mesmerizing :o

Thanks for the chance and great GAW :salute: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Douglas on December 22, 2018, 03:18:48 AM
There's really nothing more mezmarizing than a camp fire on a cool crisp night.
I absolutely love unique and thoughtfull GAWs too, so I Love Camp fires.
Thanks for the chance papadan.  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Alan K. on December 22, 2018, 07:25:42 PM
Nothing like a good campfire is there? I'm in and thanks for doing this.
As a side note I started doing historical reenactments about 30 years ago portraying an American Revolution Redcoat and French and Indian war era trappers, so I learned to light a pipe using a flint and steel with a little fluff ball of jute on top of my tobacco to catch the spark.  Needless to say, those first few puffs were HARSH! Here's a pic of me in 15th century garb over a fire pit.
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: papadan on December 23, 2018, 07:17:29 AM
Getting close to Christmas! :woohoo:  :climber:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: zoidberg on December 23, 2018, 07:41:58 AM
:ahhh
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Antti Lammi on December 23, 2018, 01:18:53 PM
My latest pic of campfire is on last summer, i did lit it up with my firestarter. I love campfires especially in winter(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/930854c87cf11bbecec8c2028d864986.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/f52387c32f623895e1c4e5d1e32fff1b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: badwolf on December 23, 2018, 03:32:23 PM
I love a good camp fire, sat around having memorable moments with best friends, my two dogs  :tu:

Thanks for the giveaway papadan  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Nix on December 23, 2018, 10:21:00 PM
I'm digging' this GAW!

Alan, I don't think I've ever tried to light jute directly with a flint and steel. I have to give that a try now......  :cheers:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Top-Gear-24 on December 23, 2018, 10:26:40 PM
I remember when I was a kid, we had a campfire every Friday evening, these days the law doesn't like campfires...

But I still love them, and there are still a couple of places where you can have a campfire, be it in a controlled environment.

Thank you very much for this sweet giveaway mate, I would like to be in  :salute:.
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: clown on December 24, 2018, 06:45:23 AM
Great  holiday GAW!  I too love a campfire.  I can sit and stare at the flames for hours.  I cant imagine being being more at peace with the world than those times sharing a fire with loved ones and perhaps a few spirits ;)
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: an0nemus on December 24, 2018, 08:16:46 AM
I love campfire... even when my first and only one so far is 30+ years ago! Thanks for this GAW, papadan! Happy holidays to all!

Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: papadan on December 25, 2018, 09:33:33 PM
And the random generator says #11. Congratulations to "thatotherguy" And may everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: thatotherguy on December 25, 2018, 09:40:24 PM
And the random generator says #11. Congratulations to "thatotherguy" And may everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Whoa! Didn't expect to get pulled! Thank you so much for the giveaway man!
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Mechanickal on December 25, 2018, 10:15:48 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Top-Gear-24 on December 25, 2018, 10:50:40 PM
Congrats to the winner  :cheers:.

And thank you papadan for this generous giveaway  :hatsoff:.
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: RF52 on December 26, 2018, 12:27:12 AM
Congrats theotherguy on your prize! :like:
And great GAW papadan :cheers:

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Title: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: jaya_man on December 26, 2018, 03:24:43 PM
Awesome gaw Dan :like: :MTO:

And congrats to thatotherguy :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: pfrsantos on December 26, 2018, 06:13:32 PM
And the random generator says #11. Congratulations to "thatotherguy" And may everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Whoa! Didn't expect to get pulled! Thank you so much for the giveaway man!

Congrats and thanks for the GAW!

 :cheers: :hatsoff:
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: Alan K. on December 27, 2018, 02:12:51 AM
Congratulations to thatotherguy and thanks to Papadan!
Title: Re: Holiday Cheer for the Outdoors
Post by: clown on December 27, 2018, 03:42:35 AM
Congrats! Awesome GAW! :hatsoff: