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What type of fire starter do you carry in your pack?

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  • #16
    I carry birch bark(shredded and some big pieces), cedar tinder, matches, lighter, and just in case a flint and steel.

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    • #17
      I keep three books of the water-proof matches found in the military MRE meals, another book of water proof matches, some drier lint, a magnesium-flint thing, and some coughlans wax tinder cubes.

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      • #18

        A rairoad flare. Works every time.

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        • #19
          I carry a Ferrocerium sparker, several cotton balls soaked in Vaseline, and occasionally carry a small stick of sap wood. I have had matches get damp and butane lighters fail, but sparkers always work.

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          • #20
            Fat wood and dryer lint only

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            • #21
              I use a "Light My Fire" Swedish flint and steel. It is light weight, small enough to carry in my pocket. Will produce 1000+ strikes.

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              • #22
                I carry water proof matches in a little twist case.

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                • #23
                  I carry a magnesium fire starter and manilla rope in my back pack. The rope has many uses. Cut off a 3" piece and unbraid it. Form into a ball, place tinder on top of it and light with sparks, in very cold weather use magnesium shavings in small pile to help ignition.

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                  • #24
                    Some flint and a knife because you can use flint many times and it lasts way longer than a disposable lighter.

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                    • #25
                      Obviously some of you have never actually had to USE a flint and steel! I carry a lighter with rubber bands wrapped around the body of it. The rubber bands are made from cutting bicycle inner tube. The rubber keeps it from slipping out of my pocket and doubles as the (waterproof) fire starter. Ever see a tire burn?

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                      • #26
                        i carry a disposable lighter and waterprof mathes and tissue paper

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                        • #27
                          water proof matches, zippo, bic lighter, magnesium bar, lighter fluid and petroleum cotton balls. I go prepared

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                          • #28
                            zippo best lighter ever

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                            • #29
                              I carry waterproof matches and birch bark. The birch bark works great.

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                              • #30
                                I use a Lighter!!!

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