You have more Zippo's than me and I am a smoker. I have just a standard brass Zippo which goes everywhere with me and my trench art lighter. That's really it for fire starting.
Quote from: Benner on February 12, 2008, 08:36:41 PMYou have more Zippo's than me and I am a smoker. I have just a standard brass Zippo which goes everywhere with me and my trench art lighter. That's really it for fire starting. But your probably not a pyromanic like me I still don't think I've seen that trench art lighter of yours
Yep never seen it
Only thing I own to start a fire in the wild is my Hudson bay kit. It has the flint the steel and a box to hold it in with the greatest magnifier ever made to start a fire. I swear it will make a flame in 5 sec.
Those Blast matches really are good aren't they I bought mine after trying to light a fire one handed with busted ribs
Ahh, tis wee George.Just the brass zippo and Cricket for me.Sometimes I carry matches if the whim takes me, but I don't like rattle.
This is the case I carry my flint and steel in. The burning lens really works and the piece looks sweet. I can carry everything in the thing from the stone(you may have to napp one a bit) to the striker and charcloth. I do recomend charcloth it is cheap and very easy to make.http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5550-010-1&Category_Code=834-000-000&Product_Count=0
Thanks It is part of the reinacting gear that I carry when I go trekking. I usually go off and just hike alone for one week with just primative gear and only what I can carry. Funny thing is I usually prefer the old gear to the new stuff. With practice you can reallly be faster with the old stuff than the new. At rendevous we usually get a fire by flint in under 5 sec.(that is with prepped tinder)
Plus it has a cool factor in being able to do it.
Get him into that and into a compass. It will open the world for him.