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#204543 - 07/11/10 01:24 PM using your firesteel as a magnesium rod
kevingg Offline
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This is what I do when I don't have good tinder, and want to avoid wasting scrapes of the firesteel trying to ignite something.

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#210671 - 10/31/10 06:32 PM Re: using your firesteel as a magnesium rod [Re: kevingg]
ireckon Offline
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Yes, I have found this method to be a viable option. However, I think I'm going to be more proactive and carry a magnesium rod:
http://firesteel.com/products/Magnesium-Tinder-Rod-with-Lanyard-Hole.html

Apparently, those magnesium rods from Firesteel.com are softer and easier to scrape than those big Magnesium bars from Coghlan's and others. By using separate magnesium rods, I can save my more expensive ferro rod to light 1,000+ fires. cool
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#210678 - 11/01/10 12:36 AM Re: using your firesteel as a magnesium rod [Re: ireckon]
kevingg Offline
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I agree, I use the firesteel, scraper and mag rods from firesteel.com in my tinder/neck kits and they are superior to the walmart bars.


Edited by kevingg (11/01/10 12:42 AM)

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