Jan. 2013 Contest - Start a Fire, Win a Prize

Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by cellis, Jan 1, 2013.

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Who won?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2013.
  1. xj35s

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  2. Kilroy.45

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  3. kcardwel

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  4. Cubby1285

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  5. RangerXanatos

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  6. jcl-MD

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  7. scurvy

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  1. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    We are done! Thank you to all who entered or just enjoyed looking at the entries. This one was a lot of fun. Please help us out now by voting who you liked the best.


    Summary
    This contest is to start a fire. Any fire at all to sustainable knee flames. The only catch is we want you to be as creative as possible. Try to think of something new or do something old in a creative way.

    As something new maybe try one of those funky survival tricks we all have seen but probably haven't tried. Or some of the rarer primitive techniques such as rattan fire thong. Maybe recreate that fire tornado thing with fans. In the old but creative, something like 10x prep split wood fire would be (not) fun. Anything jcl-MD hasn't tried in the bow drill department probably another idea (good luck with that.) A twist on the hardwoodsman fires maybe? Dunno, that's what being creative is all about. Get out and have fun and start a fire.

    The dates for the submissions are from, 1/1/2013 until 1/23/2013.

    This like all of our contests will be decided by voting. I will change this thread to a poll with each user who entered's name at some point on my 24th (late in the US night.)


    Rules
    Start a fire and be as creative as possible
    Knee high flames and a sustainable fire must be shown
    Submissions can be pictures or video (video is preferred)
    Submissions must be NEW and I will moderate that, hopefully we are all honest enough here though


    So get out there and have some fun!!




    Wait.. What did I forget?! The prize! Y'all would probably like to see that.. It will be a traditional flint and steel set. These strikers are awesome. And the flint is well flint. Comes in a little bag. I will also throw in a bit of the traditional tinder and a few of the "tsukebi" sulfur tipped sticks that were used to get the flame before matches were invented from my personal larger set. The little kits themselves will be around a $40 value in our store so not a bad prize I think.

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    I will try and take a picture of everything I put together as the prize within a week or so. I need to order the kit and everything stops for the entire week in Japan on New Years. There is all the info about this stuff you could ever need in this thread: Traditional Japanese Flint & Steel


    OK FIRE GO!
     
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  2. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    And here is my example. Split the wood with a small axe, caught the tinder with flint and steel, lit the tsukebi match like thing, then a candle, realized I didn't actually need the candle, lit the shavings with the tsukebi, put the prep on.

    [video=youtube;246hV1rrXkw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246hV1rrXkw[/video]

    My striker is the same is in the prize it just has a removable wooden handle.


    Also please if you have questions about things like buying the sets and the like ask in my vendor forum or through a pm. I put this in general discussion to see how it went but I could get close to violating vendor rules if I talk about selling things in this forum.
     
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  3. xj35s

    xj35s Banned Member Banned

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    my lousy attempt.

    I picked up 2 very cheap fire steels from china. $5.39 for two with free shipping. I know what you're thinking, but I'm addicted to these things. I was very surprised at the gobs of molten material. I do not have any other rods that do this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/150797017657?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 Or the seller is axeprice. It took 3 weeks.

    So today I pulled our Christmas tree out of the living room. I had to clean up the debris left that the vacuum couldn't get. HMMMM nice thin pine branches and a few brown needles. That is tinder!!! So It's time to test my china ferro rods.

    This isn't as creative as it should be but it is interesting how the smoke at the end dances and relights a few times. I did not add anything to the tinder bundle. Just what fell off the tree naturally while dragging it out the front door. Just so happens today there is a contest on fire lighting so Why not try to win...

    [video=youtube;i-JnKN8vtzs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-JnKN8vtzs&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  4. BigKidBoyScout

    BigKidBoyScout BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

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    this will be fun =) i have a fire starting method that will turn some heads but i lost the tape it was on so next time i go out i'll film it again.
     
  5. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    I like those super soft ones too. I do the same thing where you scrape off a bit and then you get fireworks going on. That was cool at the end, I'm guessing it could have been resin maybe. Good luck!

    Very cool I'm excited to see it! Submissions do have to be new anyway. It wouldn't be fun if people just posted something they did years ago and such. Also be sure and get the fire to knee high flames, I edited my original post to be a bit more clear on that.
     
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  6. BigKidBoyScout

    BigKidBoyScout BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

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    Most people haven't seen this method, I would be very surprised if someone has. I'll try and go out tomorrow after I drop off my son.
     
  7. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Thought of a couple more in the car today just to give this a bump haha. Fatwood swedish candle and a fatwood one stick fire (I may try this one myself for fun soon), really anything fatwood is fun I got a huge bag of it in my trunk right now.
     
  8. Kilroy.45

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    Ice Cream Sunday Fire

    Okay Cellis First off I used an obnoxious amount of flammable objects on this fire so if that disqualifies me that is completely fine.

    1) cutting tools and 2X4 [​IMG]

    2) Shavings mostly made with the BG knife
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    3) Prep also from 2X4
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    4) The Sunday with sprinkles (Wind and waterproof Matches about 10) and whipped cream, (about 5-7 PJCBs)
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    5) Burned super quick, probably pine lit with a PJCB, and firesteel.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Kilroy.45

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    6) Fire with prep burning
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the chance.
     
  10. chiefs50

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    Thanks for the video. I love the music too - who is it?
     
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    Thanks for the link. I just picked up 4 of the firesteels. They are on sale for $4.85 for a pair, free shipping.
     
  12. cellis

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    I'd say that just makes it all the more better, whipped cream but you forgot the cherry lol. Good stuff man. Just what I had in mind thanks!

    This land is your land, this land is my land. From Caleefornia... Good old Woody Guthrie.
     
  13. Shnick

    Shnick Bushwhacker Bushclass II

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    Father of Arlo, singer of Alice's Restaurant Massacree
    So far in my mind the only folk song made just for Thanksgiving...
    :4:

    nice contest, I'ma hafta think a spell on this 'un.
     
  14. cellis

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    I've had some fun over time thinking of them myself. Thought of one today just to give somebody a possible idea. Non-dairy creamer fireball ignition source, I will say no more. Probably want to use full protection for that one though neither I nor BCUSA takes any responsibility for idiocy etc etc.
     
  15. kcardwel

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    well here is one...tried some more inventive things but couldn't get flame to go down the stick without curls around it...still was fun. you can forward it a little at the front since I had trouble with the fire piston at first
    [video=youtube;Nl76ZLDGBZg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl76ZLDGBZg[/video]
     
  16. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Ken you have the vid set to private. I'm curious to see it now, I completely forgot about the fire piston.
     
  17. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass III

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    sorry...it is public now so you should be able to see it
    [video=youtube;Nl76ZLDGBZg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl76ZLDGBZg[/video]
     
  18. cellis

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    Good stuff sir, gives new meaning to the term fire chain haha.
     
  19. xj35s

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    2nd attempt...

    I hope I can enter a more realistic try at this. Here's my video of some wet fire making in the snow.

    [video=youtube;L6MlZBggUaE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6MlZBggUaE&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  20. kcardwel

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    Bump. I got the little kit in today and the pieces of flint with it are just perfect. I'll post pics of the whole prize tomorrow. Less than one week left.
     
  22. cellis

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    Here's the prize. A bag, 2 pieces of flint, a striker, 5 sulfur tipped "tsukebi", and some of the traditional tinder "hokuchi." See the link in the first post for info on it all. The two pieces of flint are awesome! I almost stole one and switched it out with the one I got in my more expensive kit as these are way better haha. The edges on the both pieces are long and sharp and will not require any knapping at all for a long time. Pretty cool flint kit I think honestly.

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Cubby1285

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    Cubby's Start a fire, Win a Prize Refuse to Fail submission.

    Between my neighbors barking dogs and my 5 year old I wasn't sure how this was going to work out for me. It seemed that the stars weren't aligned or the odds were stacked against me but when all else fails... Oh watch the video and you'll see! Starting a fire to win a prize isn't always easy but when all is said and done sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself and dig deeper.

    [video=youtube;f5BVbUqD_rc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5BVbUqD_rc[/video]
     
  24. cellis

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    Cubby I watched that earlier on the laptop and mine was sitting next to me when I opened it again so I showed it to him. Big old :dblthumb: from him, if he had an account you'd get his vote for sure. "Oh he's 5 like me? He has knife too like me*. And daddy has the same knife as his daddy. Just like me, we could be friends!"

    * I'm not cool enough for him to have the mini tracker though just Opinels haha.
     
  25. RangerXanatos

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    Not a split wood fire, but rather a split match fire.

    The fire isn't impressive or anything, but thought maybe some others out there haven't seen splitting a paper match.

    [video=youtube;yoR_z2l0KNA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoR_z2l0KNA[/video]
     
  26. jcl-MD

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    [video=youtube;xPVAmRgX1YQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPVAmRgX1YQ[/video]

    I hope this is OK !

    Thanks Cellis !!
     
  27. cellis

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    That video was cool! Thanks. One of those things we have seen but not tried ourselves. I like how you had to put some umph into striking the match haha.

    No you are disqualified because.. wait what? How did you do that with a ferro rod? That should not be possible I've been playing with burning my wet pieces over the week and NO. Disqualified. Great video man.
     
  28. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    When I wake up tomorrow and clear my blurry eyes this one is over and it goes to voting.
     
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    jcl-MD The Enigma Supporter Bushclass I

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    Well heck ! I can never get this stuff right!! Some day maybe some day!:D
     
  30. scurvy

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    just noticed this last night, eleven particular words got me thinking and.....

    I present the "one-handed-one-strike-no-touch-self-feeding-fire-in-the-rain"

    "Rube Goldberg" style.




    [video=youtube;QEI3b0k3Ylc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEI3b0k3Ylc[/video]


    video started out around 7.5 minutes, so I sped it up in spots to get it under 3 minutes.

    Including set-up time, that was enough time in the rain for me, if I didn't let it get big enough say so, it won't hurt my feelings.
     
  31. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass III

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    very cool :)
     
  32. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    This is getting a few hour extension because I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off (as usual) and don't have time, will put up the poll this evening my time.
     
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    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Hahaha you just completed the entire hardswoodman challenge in one fire way to go!

    Poll is going up in a minute and after that I can't edit it and this one is over. THANKS to all who entered or enjoyed the videos this one was a lot of fun to watch!
     
  34. Loogaroo

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    I almost entered with household chemical fire but I didn't want to be liable for anyone doing this and dying from the fumes (that and I didn't want to maybe die from the fumes) and I had to weigh out all the liability issues. Other than that I couldn't think of a creative way to make fire. Well, not safely that is. Great videos everyone!
     
  35. Iz

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    Hahaha. I'd say you fulfilled the requirement to be creative! Good stuff, man.
     
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    I see I am too late to be an entry, but can I upload my video anyway for fun?

    I shot it Tue night, but it took some time to edit.

    It was a learning experience for me.

    What I thought I'd do is try to start a fire from something I may commonly have on hand. One of my hobbies is metal detecting, so I often have my detector (with 9V batteries in it) and headphones. In this case, I decided to try to light a fire with these objects.

    I failed to start an actual fire. Got a flash and a puff of smoke 2X (one of which I caught on cam), and then I think my battery died.

    It's good to know, you don't get many chances in this situation, so having a plan B is a good idea. I ended up using the firesteel to start it since I had done all the prep.

    [video=youtube;soGanSd3Unc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGanSd3Unc[/video]
     
  37. MoraBob

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    Awwww. I'm too late. Sigh. Oh well, everyone enjoy!

    [video=youtube_share;WK94TqYPnVo]http://youtu.be/WK94TqYPnVo[/video]

    http://youtu.be/WK94TqYPnVo
     
  38. cellis

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    Very cool guys and yeah the more vids the merrier no worries. Late though as you know, once I put up the poll I can't edit it even if I wanted to so watch out for the next contest for sure. Loved them both personally.
     
  39. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Get out the vote bump. I'm superstitious and it being stuck at 13 has been driving me nuts haha.
     
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    Sweet, sweet victory : )

    1. I never thought of taking apart my binoculars in a pinch!

    2. Kids don't need clothes, they need costumes. That was too cool.
     
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    I think scurvy won. You might want to end this already? Great videos everyone. Fun too cellis. Thanks.
     
  42. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    The poll has a set timer for about 5 hours from now I can't change anything once it's in place. And yes it looks like it is gonna be congrats to scurvy.
     
  43. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Congratulations scurvy! Great job on the Rube Goldberg fire in the rain. Send me a pm with your mailing address and I'll get the prize sent off asap.
     
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    Congratz Scurvy!
     
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    Congrats, Scurvy. I have to agree that his was the most unique in my opinion.
     
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    thanks so much for doing the contest cellis, and thanks to the other entries and voters.

    I'm glad you liked my goofy fire, it was fun to set up and light.


    I am really excited about the traditional Japanese fire kit, I read all the info on cellis' website about it and look forward to putting it to use. There will be photos/video of the results.

    Thanks again so much,

    Jimmy~scurvy~
     
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    Congrats, that was a cool setup.
     
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    Well done & congratulations Scurvy!

    I can't wait to see the "one-handed-one-strike-no-touch-self-feeding-flint-&-steel-fire-in-the-rain"

    "Rube Goldberg" style of course! Man thats a mouth full. :4:
     

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