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Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge

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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #510 on: May 01, 2024, 03:12:19 AM
Day 30

I have learned two things during this challenge.  I'm pretty good at using my Nanostriker and I need more practice at using my Firefly.

Final fire of the challenge using petroleum jelly infused lint and my Nanostriker.

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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #511 on: May 01, 2024, 04:29:57 AM
Day 30



My biggest take away from this has been that I really rarely need a lighter in my EDC. It mainly just sat in my back pocket, unless I wanted to try starting a fire in the evening. In the end keeping a small Bic lighter in my bag and car like I've always done seems to be the best balance for me.

My second take away is my wife hates me throwing sparks around in the house   :whistle:



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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #512 on: May 01, 2024, 04:37:57 AM
 :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #513 on: May 01, 2024, 05:27:21 AM
Day 30 of 30

Today's carry:

 
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Before the challenge,  I did not tend to carry a firestarter.  But I now enjoy having one in my edc, and plan to continue.


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #514 on: May 01, 2024, 07:04:08 AM
Here are the badges. :like:
Can someone please make the top corners transparent?
Otherwise they're good to go.
RP, I'm running a day late, but should be able to help with this once I get to a computer.  The admin are always helpful , so I expect the new badges should be up and ready in next 24 hrs.


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #515 on: May 01, 2024, 08:11:34 AM
RP, I'm running a day late, but should be able to help with this once I get to a computer.  The admin are always helpful , so I expect the new badges should be up and ready in next 24 hrs.

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Thanks! I made the big one at work, but I can't find the website I used to use, and my laptop is toast. :salute:


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #516 on: May 01, 2024, 11:00:42 AM
Shame that i wasnt able to do this challenge to end (maybe next time) but this was enjoyable to follow and saw some great uses for lighters.
Gongrats to everyone who completed this challenge and getting badge for this unique challenge.


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #517 on: May 01, 2024, 01:56:21 PM
🔥DAY 30🔥

this was a fun one  :ahhh
thanks to RP for hosting  :hatsoff:
this challenge made me realize that it's not as easy to start a fire with a mag glass as i thought so its awlways good to carry some backup matches or a bic.

enjoyed seeing everyone's uses and daily carry choices. keeping it simple for the last day with just the mag glass, FX and firebox nano.





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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #518 on: May 01, 2024, 02:59:59 PM
🔥DAY 30🔥

this was a fun one  :ahhh
thanks to RP for hosting  :hatsoff:
this challenge made me realize that it's not as easy to start a fire with a mag glass as i thought so its awlways good to carry some backup matches or a bic.


That is my experience as well. The mag glass is definitely a last resort. Aside from needing to be starting a fire in the hot sun, it takes a lot of care to make it work. But contingency item is always nice to have.  :cheers:


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #519 on: May 01, 2024, 04:33:08 PM
May the best of your past, be the worst of your future.

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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #520 on: May 01, 2024, 04:43:38 PM




Hi, all!

I have just cleaned up the graphics and uploaded these to the admin, and they should be ready pretty soon for those whom have finished the challenge.  :cheers:


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #521 on: May 01, 2024, 04:45:06 PM
Does this help?

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Yikes, I should have read this post earlier before getting to work!  Thanks for the great work!  :facepalm: :cheers: :tu:


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #522 on: May 01, 2024, 04:47:01 PM
It's just great minds thinking alike.  Cheers!  :cheers:
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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #523 on: May 01, 2024, 04:58:44 PM
Day 30



This month went by like a breeze, and before I realized it, it's already day 30!  Being a semi-flashaholic myself, can't help but to get a new Pelican 2350 and it has just arrive in time before the end!

First off, thank you for RP hosting this interesting challenge.  Being in an urban setting and a non-smoker myself, a firestarting tool is not a daily necessity for my EDC rotation.  So this is indeed a great opportunity to get to see everyone's firestarting tool and putting them in use.  I've also used this ooportunity to learn a little bit more about some lesser known lighter and the mechanism behind all these designs.  So thank you, and this challenge is definitely not the same without your contribution and inspiration.


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #524 on: May 01, 2024, 04:59:01 PM
It's just great minds thinking alike.  Cheers!  :cheers:
:hatsoff: :D


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #525 on: May 01, 2024, 05:35:53 PM
The Badge is now available  :tu:


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #526 on: May 01, 2024, 07:46:54 PM
That is my experience as well. The mag glass is definitely a last resort. Aside from needing to be starting a fire in the hot sun, it takes a lot of care to make it work. But contingency item is always nice to have.  :cheers:

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agreed. After all the experience using the mag during this challenge I did get better at it- even in the afternoon it was still possible. But we had so many rainy and cloudy days here it's made me realize how important it is to carry a backup or two!  :ahhh


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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #527 on: May 01, 2024, 07:50:13 PM
The Badge is now available  :tu:

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Badge requested!

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Re: Flame On! - April Firestarting Challenge
Reply #528 on: May 01, 2024, 08:13:14 PM
It's just great minds thinking alike.  Cheers!  :cheers:

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