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#130557 - 04/19/08 03:12 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1841
Loc: MINNESOTA

nice find--good gizmo..looks like they would stay lit in the wind and unlike the military ration heating bars there is no
foil pack left over to deal with--

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#130560 - 04/19/08 03:45 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS

nice find--good gizmo..looks like they would stay lit in the wind


That's for sure, it was really kicking up at times during the test, and it just seem to make them flame up higher!


Edited by Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp (04/19/08 03:45 PM)
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#130575 - 04/19/08 08:41 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 999
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
Found them at the local Kroger's supermarket in the barbecue section smile right next to the strike on box matches frown

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#130594 - 04/20/08 12:28 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: UTAlumnus]
LeeG Offline
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Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 100
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I tried ACE today and they were not carrying them due to manufacturer not being able to keep orders fulfilled.

I'll try HD and Frys tomorrow.

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#130650 - 04/20/08 10:22 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: UTAlumnus]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2090
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: UTAlumnus
Found them at the local Kroger's supermarket in the barbecue section smile right next to the strike on box matches frown
Thanks for the tip! I found them at our local grocery too. They're called "King Soopers" here in Colorado, but they are part_of/owned_by/whatever Krogers.

They were on sale for $5.39 this week (normally $5.99) for that 24-pack. If we have any more Spring blizzards this year, I'll go out and try one in the blasting wind and blowing snow. I'll probably dip it in a bowl of water before the test too - be as hard on the thing as possible to see if it's suitable for real-world survival conditions.

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#130655 - 04/20/08 11:02 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: haertig]
LeeG Offline
Member

Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 100
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Fry's Food and Drug here in AZ has them (with the charcoal, matches, and Coleman fuel)

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#130689 - 04/21/08 11:37 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: LeeG]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I too found them at the local Target, under the Thermos brand name. Appears to be mostly parafin. Lit one and noticed that the flame peaks a bit at first, then subsides to a moderate flame for a few minutes, then slowly tails off. It left quite a residue on the stone, including the remnants of the wrapper. Still, I think it suitable as a good tinder source for firemaking. Good find.
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#130695 - 04/21/08 12:50 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: SwampDonkey]
SwampDonkey Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Correction to my previous post.

I found an un-opened package of these firestarters in my gear-pile today, they are 8 packets/package for a $1.00, not 16 packets as I posted earier.

The plastic packet is red and yellow in colour and just lists them as "Firestarters", distributed by Litestyles of Chambly, Quebec.

I like these firestarters and keep them scattered throughout my pockets/packs, usually with a mini-Bic lighter.

Mike

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