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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Fire lighting kit
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:32:40 PM »
Here's a chance to show off your fire starting kit :D

It's my thread so I'm going first :D



Here's some of my stuff :), left to right we've got A ferro rod and a spy capsule full of cotton wool, next we've got a Blast match one handed fire starter (very handy if injured) 3 Zippo's, one modified (not pretty but it works) so I can attach a lanyard to it, bellow that you've got a IMCO Super and a brass match case, next to that there's a Strike Force, and a steel flint striker a mate made for me :), and finally the magnifying glass on my swisschamp :)

Not bad for a non smoker :D

So what have you guy's got ???
« Last Edit: December 20, 2008, 09:13:01 PM by Micky d »

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 08:36:41 PM »
You have more Zippo's than me and I am a smoker.  :o

I have just a standard brass Zippo which goes everywhere with me and my trench art lighter. 

That's really it for fire starting.  :(

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 08:38:02 PM »
You have more Zippo's than me and I am a smoker.  :o

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 :D

I still don't think I've seen that trench art lighter of yours  ???

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 08:39:03 PM »
You have more Zippo's than me and I am a smoker.  :o

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 :D

I still don't think I've seen that trench art lighter of yours  ???

What, the coin one?  Guess I'd better take some pics huh! :)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 08:41:41 PM »
Yep never seen it ???

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 08:42:13 PM »
Yep never seen it ???

I'll get right on it! :salute:

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 08:45:00 PM »
Move it, move it, you orrible little man :D

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 09:16:56 PM »
Well here are my pics as promised.  Sorry they aren't the best but someone kept hassling me for them so they are a little rushed.  :D

Front...


Back...


And underneath...


This lighter is all hand made, and looks as though it has been made by soldering 2 half pennies onto a brass nut that has then been filed down and shaped.  The screws is the bottom allow it to be filled with fluid and gives access to the spring chamber.  These screws, as well as the spring, are again all hand made.

It actually works really well! :)  But due to it being quite small it is very rarely carried as I am worried it will get lost. 


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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008, 10:07:00 PM »
I really like that :), I still marvel at a squadies ability to improvise like that while in the field!

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2008, 10:19:16 PM »
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.

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2008, 10:20:54 PM »
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.
Any chance of some piccies mate, I love old school fire starting tools :)

And I might just want one of those magnifiyers too :D

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2008, 10:53:00 PM »
Nice kit Mickyd. I've got lots of stuff also, no complete pics of them all though.
several zippos, nato matches (storm proof), fire steels, blast-match, bics of all sizes,
couple magnesium bars with flint, 12" f-lenses, several wallet size f-lenses,
several small film cantainers of cotton/vaseline, waterproof/container of dry tinder/with fat wood.
here's some of the steels;
 
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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2008, 10:56:57 PM »
Those Blast matches really are good aren't they :)

I bought mine after trying to light a fire one handed with busted ribs ::)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2008, 06:08:15 AM »
Those Blast matches really are good aren't they :)

I bought mine after trying to light a fire one handed with busted ribs ::)

yes, they are pretty ingenious, and the price of them has finally gone down!

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2008, 09:31:15 PM »
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.


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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2008, 11:41:15 PM »
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.



Matches never last long with me, I'm kinda addicted to flame :-[

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2008, 01:11:05 AM »
I have quite a few different fire starters! I have many lighters from Bic to Collibri ( I know I spelt it wrong!) I have another really nice lighter my Papa gave to me that has a cigar cutter! It was like 700 bucks!

B
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 01:32:36 AM »
700 buck lighter! 700+ bear knife!
<---thinks L123 needs an adopted, big brother!  :pok:

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 01:38:24 AM »
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

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 01:39:38 AM »
By the way I recomend the company. Very good prices on throwing hawks!!!

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 01:43:05 AM »
very nice tobacco box! I might get one, thx ;)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 02:47:20 AM »
LOL!

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,959 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2008, 10:54:21 AM »
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
Nice gear, and a very nice box too mate :)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2008, 10:09:59 PM »
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)

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 10:20:45 PM »
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)
The old way's worked for thousands of years, you can't put that knowledge in a clamshell :)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 10:24:19 PM »
Plus it has a cool factor in being able to do it.

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 10:28:24 PM »
Plus it has a cool factor in being able to do it.
I'm not brilliant at the flint and steel method, but I am getting better, and just as soon as he's old enough I'm gona make sure my boy knows the old ways too :)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 10:33:18 PM »
Get him into that and into a compass. It will open the world for him.

S
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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2008, 10:38:44 PM »
Get him into that and into a compass. It will open the world for him.
Oh trust me, the boy will know not to be scared of the great outdoor's, respect it, but not fear it :)

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Re: Fire lighting kit
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2008, 12:08:22 AM »
Thing that is a shame is how today people shy away from the outdoors. I actually used to get in trouble if I did not have a pocket knife and a book of matches on me.

Myself my brother and cousins all would spend most every night even the school ones camping in our yards. We would actually follow the receding snow line further from the home.

At the age of about 12 we were trusted to walk by ourselves 1 mile through the woods to get to the shooting area our dads all set up and spend hours plinking away with our .22 and we never shot ourselves.

Unfortunatly times are changing and I really would hate to be a kid today.

S

 

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