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#138060 - 06/28/08 08:44 PM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: MichaelJ07]
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If you just want to use stones you need iron pyrite and flint. The pyrite needs to be very fine-grained, not the large-grained stuff sold at museums.

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#138069 - 06/29/08 12:32 AM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: Mike_H]
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Steal a steel...
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#138072 - 06/29/08 12:48 AM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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I think just to confuse people who havn;t read this thread before I am going to edit my post


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#138078 - 06/29/08 01:08 AM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: MichaelJ07]
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In the past I have, on occasion, whacked two rocks together and created a spark. But I have no idea what those rocks were. I would guess that one "special" rock and a piece of steel would be morebetter. Now, if I only knew how to find a "special" rock...
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#138095 - 06/29/08 10:51 AM Re: Which two stones used to get a spark? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Hey, Thanks for the many replies. I was looking for just using two stones (knowing very little of what I was asking.) I have both versions of the Light My Fires and they have served me well over the years. At our August campout in Northern Michigan, I always try to light the first fire using a different method. Stones were chosen for this August.

Thanks again for all the replies and the links. I appreciate it!

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