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Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way

us Offline Jim the Brave

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Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
on: May 05, 2021, 12:49:35 AM
Yesterday was a rainy day, and it was finally wet enough to safely burn the scrap wood pile from the sawmill. But how do you get a fire started when it's really wet?

Well there are several ways, but after trying different things in the past, I don't mess around like that anymore, when I can help it.

I got a small amount of dry tinder (a pizza box was the largest component), but as it turned out, that really wasn't necessary.

I used a propane torch....the type with the extended blow tube, to keep your hands and face away from the fire. Within a very short amount of time, the pile was blazing.

I realize this is not a great option for hikers, campers, and bug-out survival, but for planned fire starting, highly convenient.  :D
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 12:51:11 AM
Ctd.
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 02:18:53 AM
That first pic is great.   :like:   :like:   :like:


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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 02:19:59 AM
The last pic is pretty good too.   :tu:   :tu:


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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 05:49:17 AM
Now that is a camp fire!

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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 07:16:48 AM
That kinda reminds me of when I was a child.  Our property was mostly trees with just enough cleared space for a trailer and driveway.  A few times during the summers, we would have some friends or family come over to help cut down and clear a couple trees at a time.  We would have a cookout and bonfire (to burn the trees) at the end.


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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 08:18:56 AM
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WARNING: DO NOT USE FOR SPACE HEATING

It would have to be 100km long for that.

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #8 on: May 05, 2021, 03:35:09 PM
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WARNING: DO NOT USE FOR SPACE HEATING

It would have to be 100km long for that.

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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 03:54:14 PM
Well the problem is, I was going to request a badge, but I forgot that I was supposed to post a picture of a multi-tool in it. Hmmm.
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 02:56:02 AM
Well the problem is, I was going to request a badge, but I forgot that I was supposed to post a picture of a multi-tool in it. Hmmm.

Went back today of course....
 Corrected the problem.
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 05:07:34 AM
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #13 on: August 03, 2021, 01:41:13 PM


The no nonsense must burn solution for " for hikers, campers, and bug-out survival" using the original posters method.

Full they run for ten-fifteen minutes. Pair with lighter.

Usually used for soldering and hobby brazing.


It's uncanny as I had been thinking about if they made an even  more compact version for emergency wet wood fire starting for fire iliterate.That was a little more reliable then jet lighters
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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #14 on: August 03, 2021, 04:57:37 PM
Too complicated. I have a simpler method.




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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #15 on: September 14, 2021, 12:25:27 PM
The torch that Jim used also works great on ant hills.

My preferred method of fire starting is to use these:




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Re: Not fooling around--starting a fire the easy way
Reply #16 on: September 14, 2021, 02:02:05 PM
Too complicated. I have a simpler method.

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