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#271363 - 08/20/14 02:06 PM Re: edc firestarters [Re: yee]
Mike_H Offline
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I have a BSA ferro rod and striker on my key chain. I've used it multiple times to start fires. Never had an issue...
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#271370 - 08/20/14 08:23 PM Re: edc firestarters [Re: Mike_H]
boatman Offline
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I have one of those BSA hot sparks on my keychain also. very rugged and handy. Takes up about two keys worth of space.Forgot about it for recommending.Good call Mike .....

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#271373 - 08/21/14 04:01 AM Re: edc firestarters [Re: boatman]
Deathwind Offline
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I pent some frustrating time beating on the handle of a mill spec fire starter with a hammer yesterday. The glue holding the ferro rod in the magnesium rod is very poor indeed., the rod had simply fallen out. Getting the magnesium out of the handle was a challenge however. I intrnd to super glue them back together, drill a lanyard hole and include it in an Altoids kit. Has anyone else had this problem? And does anyone EDC these starters, especially on a keyring?

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#271374 - 08/21/14 05:45 AM Re: edc firestarters [Re: Deathwind]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Deathwind
I pent some frustrating time beating on the handle of a mill spec fire starter with a hammer yesterday. The glue holding the ferro rod in the magnesium rod is very poor indeed., the rod had simply fallen out. Getting the magnesium out of the handle was a challenge however. I intrnd to super glue them back together, drill a lanyard hole and include it in an Altoids kit. Has anyone else had this problem? And does anyone EDC these starters, especially on a keyring?


I had a few of these (mil spec) and found them relatively difficult to operate. Do you regularly start fires with this firestarter?
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#271388 - 08/22/14 04:39 AM Re: edc firestarters [Re: yee]
Burncycle Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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I had one of those mini match firestarters (basically magnesium with a ferro rod glued down it, but keychain sized, smaller than the DOAN setup) and after a couple years I was playing with one and also found the ferro rod detached! Disconcerting, especially since I did the whole "paint with nail polish" to try to help prevent corrosion. Need to epoxy it back in!

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#271404 - 08/23/14 08:49 AM Re: edc firestarters [Re: yee]
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: UK
I can at least always contribute my foolishness to your collected wisdom.
Forgot to remove the travel belt from my jeans before washing them yesterday. Today the mini bic I put in several years ago still works!
And the pound notes are really clean. Good to give ol betty a wash now and then I suppose....
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