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#283597 - 01/29/17 10:57 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Loc: SOCAL
UST Para Tinder on Amazon.

Hikermor is right on this, much more tinder for the $$$. I may buy some of this, I don't need zipper pulls.

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#283602 - 01/30/17 01:44 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
I worry much more about spark/flame, than tinder in these situations...


Getting a flame or spark seems like the easiest part of getting an emergency fire going to me. Good quality tinder, and enough of it, is vital. Even the solid flame from a stormproof match won't get your fire going if your tinder lets you down. I'd rather stack the deck in my favour, and I use pcrod for lacing and zipper pulls anyway.
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#283603 - 01/30/17 02:22 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: hikermor]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1774
Considering the size/mass of the little strand; i don't see it putting out enough btu's to light something much bigger. If it's only able to tinder, than it might not be that usefull.

Besides if you need a fire in a hurry, will you have enough finger dexterity to get the strand out?
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#283604 - 01/30/17 04:03 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: hikermor]
wileycoyote Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 289
Loc: eastern Oregon & west TX
i always have a little piece of fat wood with me: can be shaved/sliced/split. burns hot/long. doesn't leak or melt. smells nice. safe. natural. free for the taking.

for those who may be unfamiliar: Fatwood Wiki

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#283605 - 01/30/17 06:03 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: wileycoyote]
NAro Offline
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Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 493
"Think of a candle wick without the candle."
I don't agree. Mine has a definite petrochemical smell to it, and a somewhat oily feel.I think it is more than wax. That is, the inner strands. I've had no trouble getting them to catch a spark if I sort of mash/pound them into a lacy flat surface.

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#283608 - 01/31/17 10:03 AM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: NAro]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 371
Originally Posted By: NAro
"Think of a candle wick without the candle."
I don't agree. Mine has a definite petrochemical smell to it, and a somewhat oily feel.I think it is more than wax. That is, the inner strands. I've had no trouble getting them to catch a spark if I sort of mash/pound them into a lacy flat surface.

Hi,
food grade wax can have a petrochemical smell
dont know if its the dye (red 40) or the wax itself
but I've smelled it smile

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#284219 - 04/12/17 05:42 PM Re: Hot topic - fire starting paracord [Re: hikermor]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2433
I didn't end up buying this - but I will add tinder to my fire kits.

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