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#117391 - 12/24/07 12:36 PM Re: Fire Pistons? [Re: AROTC]
bubbajoe Offline
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Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 72
Loc: PA. USA
I figure the more ways I can start a fire the better chances I have. Some work better than others. I watched that survivor man episode and was excited to give it a try. I purchased mine off e bay. its plexi with an aluminum piston. took me a couple of tries to get and ember using char cloth but it works. its a very old way of fire making. problem with the wood ones i found out is that in time they can crack from drying out. i wouldn't give up my fire steel or the bic, but its a fun way to start a fire. try the coke can and chocolate. i was amazed that worked for me

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#117394 - 12/24/07 01:57 PM Re: Fire Pistons? [Re: bubbajoe]
climberslacker Offline
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you got the coke can method to work for you!? Amazing, i may have to give it a try, but one of the things i liked best about this page is the flint and steel, i have found no other place that sells flint and steel strikers. My scoutmaster has a chunk of flint but lights charcloth with a file. Not as easy. Thanks for all the feedback!!
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#117397 - 12/24/07 02:36 PM Re: Fire Pistons? [Re: climberslacker]
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There are a few other places that sell flint and steel. Try Ragweed Forge and Jas. Townsend. I got my striker from Ragweed Forge, but it only has on handle (kind of j shaped). I think I might get an oval one or one like the site you had that has two handles. I think they might protect your hands a little better.
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#117404 - 12/24/07 04:52 PM Re: Fire Pistons? [Re: climberslacker]
jamesraykenney Offline
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Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 315
Loc: Beaumont, TX USA
Originally Posted By: climberslacker
oh and by the way im looking at these two places

here
and
here

i really like the holiday deals on the later, and also they seem to have a really great flint an steel setup.


I have a lot of the first one's stuff.

I have their "High Intensity" Flint and Steel Set and it is good, but the pocked kit is with me almost everywhere I go... Right now, it is in my vest with all of my computer supplies that I carry everywhere!
I cannot find the pocket kit on their website right now...

I had problems with the fire bow until I watched their video, after watching, it was less than 2 minutes until I had smoke!

For the second site, I really like the look of their TinderLite Fire Pen... It is expensive, but has both a fire piston and fero rod in something the size of a pen!

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#117408 - 12/24/07 08:34 PM Re: Fire Pistons? [Re: jamesraykenney]
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actually, if you scroll down you can get one that has a very beutiful wood, enough paracord to make a bow drill and the rod, thats 3 ways to make fire for 65 dollars!! Thats as much as normal fire piston on thier site!!
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