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    Good thing you can make fire, 'cause photography isn't in your future. ;)
     
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    I still have my dad's flint and steel from when he was in Scouts in the late '30s. I've made fire with it, and also with a bow.
     
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    This time of year I carry Carmex everywhere for chapped lips. Put a little of that on a piece of cloth (top of sock, etc.) Instant tinder and pretty much any spark or flame will take. I like dual use stuff.....

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    I like to practice with lip goo and bellybutton lint...the trick is finding a spark
     
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    Not too many files growing in the woods around my house.

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    Flint and steel, but if you're going for just stuff you find outside you'd be kind of limited. Plow, or better yet, a bow drill would probably be the easiest.
     
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    I gotta admit I am a little old school. You guys are all pretty fancy ass for me. I just use them strike anywhere matches. I have a bunch of boxes. They work very well.
     
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    Does anyone still sell real strike anywhere matches?
     
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    I haven't seen any in years, just the look alike ones. The original, you could strike on just about any rough surface.
     
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    Bic lighter..... I find them in the woods all the time...
     
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    I like to make fire using me knife and a picked up quartz rock...
    like to teach it too...
    you should always carry three different ways to make fire,
    and be proficient in all, plus char cloth, tinder, etc, for making a good fire fast.
     
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    Or a bottle of gas.
     
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    ya'll ain't right...





    ...just sayin'.
     
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    Aww I'm just funnen' ya.

    Like Y'all I'm all about self sufficiency and survival the more ways you know how to make fire, shelter, water, weapons and the like the better off we as an individual and as a community are.
     
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    I used to start fires all the time using a magnifying glass and Milk Duds cartons. The waxy coating on the cardboard was perfect for this. Any such waxy cardboard works great for this.

    In fact, candle wax is an awesome material to have for camping outings for fire starting. Not only does it help with starting fires easily, you can dip strike-anywhere matches in them for waterproofing.

    Animal fats of any kind are valuable for this, as well.

    Making char cloth is easy-peasy.
     
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    I read this as when YOU were in Scouts in teh 30's. I had to delete a whole thread of old jokes once I realized my mistake.
     
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    I only say stuff like that after 10 PM on Friday nights when folks believe any claptrap I put out there on the forum.
    Like the Platinum Section. :)
    They can still be had, just harder to find. Still in the cellophane wrapper. I'll take one hunna dolla for the box. ;)

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    Hey. You're debasing my hunna dolla sale item upthread.

    lol
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    I ALWAYS have lighter wood sticks that I harvested myself from fallen pines. And I have several altoid tins full of shaving from these, I always have carmex in my bag as a last resort. My knife an ferro rodnhave never let me down. @thrillhill sells some damn nice ferro rods that I have several of. I always have one. Ive worn couple of them out burning limbs and stuff at the house. I always use them to start even a fire in the burn barrel. It's no bow drill but works for me and easier to carry
     
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    Red Hill General Store near Carolina Gunrunners had a bunch and I bought all of them. Sadly, that store is now out of business, but not because I didn't try to help their bottom line.
     
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    Buying a bunch of red phosphorus will get you on the meth cook watch list.
     
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    You don't have to buy a bunch. It doesn't take a lot to make up a ton of strike anywhere matches.

    And I'm already on a bunch of lists, I'm sure. What's one more?

    I'm a veteran, so I'm probably on a watch list because of prior military training and PTSD worries.

    I own guns, so I'm probably on a list for that.

    I post here...and other forums...I'm sure there's a list for that.

    Heck, I'm on the internet, Homeland Security watches ALL that.

    Being on a meth watch list for a single item isn't going to bring the house down.

    Unless, of course, I have a baby in a portable crib that the police can toss a flashbang grenade into in the process.
     
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    Ace Hardware in Locust keeps the real strike anywhere matches. Bought a few boxes over Christmas.
     

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