(B) Student Practice for 5 Manmade Tinders

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  1. lioncrab88

    lioncrab88 Tinder Gatherer

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    The tinders I used:

    Dryer lint
    Toilet tissue
    Cue-Tips criss crossed with the cotton splayed out
    Parchment paper rolled and cut
    Cardboard torn into thin strips

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    The dryer lint went up in one strike as well as the toilet tissue. Cue tips took a a few more strikes. All three burned fairly sharpish. The parchment paper was not successfully lit despite my best efforts. Lot's of charring but it just would not catch. Cardboard was also a touch nut to crack. Only in the most thin areas did it start to catch but once the flame hit anything thicker, it promptly went out. Was really interesting to see how these different tinders acted, especially the ones that didn't work.


    My fire kit in my pack:

    2 BIC lighters
    Light My Fire Mini Firesteel
    4 Tinder Quick tabs
    1 Big Stick ferro rod
    Fire blowing tube

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    Hey guys I did a video for my 5 man made tinder!
    First is my easy fire kit: Bic lighter, matches and candles, dryer lint in a zip lock bag, alcohol swobs, all fits nice in the little bag you see there. I have a fire steel as well but keep it else ware in my pack.
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    Here's my video, hope it works!
     
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    None of your attachment can be viewed nor your video. No credit for this lesson
     
  4. Meerse

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    I know. Something went wrong with my picture and my video couldn't up load. From what I can tell the site does not except mp4 formats. If that's the case then I'll have to redo the lesson in a different format.
     
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    I now know how to post my video thanks to IA Woodsman. I'll get it loading as soon as I can.
     
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    20170222_181449.jpg dryer lint
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  7. Meerse

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    OK let's try this again.

    I hope this works better.

    Next is my fire kit with man made tinder.
    Bic lighter
    Matches and candles
    Dryer lint
    Alcohol swobs
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    My 5 man-made materials.
    1) dryer lint
    2) alcohol wipe
    3) jute twine
    4) char cloth
    5) home made "fire disk" dipped in wax

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    And lit with my ferro rod

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    @Sgt. Mac @MrFixIt
     
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    I used the following: (Pictures shown in order listed)

    1) Trioxane
    2) Dryer Lint
    3) A homemade 'match'
    4) Homemade wax paper
    5) Homemade wax puck w/cardboard chips inside (just a piece of the puck)

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    Below Are the homemade tinders and their descriptions:

    Wax Paper: I just cut packaging paper into strips and dipped in wax
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    Homemade Wax Puck: I cut cardboard into chips, put into wax & let cool.
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    Homemade Waxed Dryer Lint: I just dipped dryer lint balls into wax and coated with petroleum jelly. Looks gross but lights and burns well.
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    Homemade Cardboard 'Matches': I cut strips of cardboard, dipped them in wax, wrapped the tips in dryer lint and let cool until stuck, dipped dryer lint ends into wax and coated with petroleum jelly.
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    Homemade Fire 'Log': I dipped TP tubes in wax, cut packaging paper into 3' lengths, loosely rolled them and inserted into waxed roll, put cardboard strips around inner circumference of roll (on outside of rolled paper), added wax/petroleum dryer lint ball on one end as wick and folded ends in leaving small center hole open on bottom for air flow.
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    All of these Homemade Items have been added as tinder to my fire kit.
     
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  11. Reklaw

    Reklaw Tinder Gatherer

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    20170226_160934.jpg 20170226_161103.jpg I used dryer lint, shredded toilet paper, gasoline cotton ball, gauze bandage and bird nest made from jute twin.
     
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    Papa John's napkin and alcohol, steel wool, dryer lint, cotton ball/Vaseline, Jute cordage. Lit with my Mora Bushcraft Black and new Ferro rod made by @Grizzlee.

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    Got the morning chores done and headed back to base camp. The wind was calm this morning so I knocked out this task.

    Everything except the tuna can burner are in my kit in one form or annother. Saw the tuna can burner in the class video and just had to make one for myself. It will now stay at base camp.

    From 12 o'clock :
    Tuna can cardboard & wax burner
    Cotton ball with PJ
    wax paper
    Paper towel with one spray of bug juice
    Trianga stove
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    Here's a shot of them burning. I held the paper towel over the Trianga to show it burning.
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    Here is a steady shot.
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    Ease of ignition in order:
    Trianga stove
    Paper towel with bug juice
    Wax paper
    Cotton ball with PJ
    Tuna burner

    Thanks!
     
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  14. 138zacvining

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    Cotton balls with vaseline IMG_4841.JPG
    Steel wool
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    Alcohol prep pads IMG_4840.JPG dryer lint IMG_4843.JPG ust fire starter IMG_4842.JPG all five lit at once IMG_4838.JPG
     
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    My Five items from around the house
    (Left to Right) Alcohol Prep pad, cotton pad with vaseline, jute twine, steel wool, char cloth, fat wood

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    FIRE KIT!
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    My Fire kit I bring out, I like having fire options in different areas in case I lose one, have to ditch my pack, or fall down a hill leaving me with what is on me. I feel that with fire I can do pretty much anything out there, I would almost say fire is more important than a knife, but there are so many options to make fire and not very many ways to make a high quality knife.

    Flint and steel kit with jute twine and char cloth(and now added Fat wood)

    Key chain kit with Ferro rod and the best thing ever CountyComm peanut lighter - checked it and still soaked with fuel and easily ignited over a year of never being touched. My true emergency lighter for when I am too high in altitude or cold for my butane lighter.

    Butane lighter (mini bic) I always keep in my small watch pocket on my jeans and a zippered or secure pocket for my outdoor clothes.



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    Cotton pad with vaseline burned a lot brighter, stronger, and longer than a cotton pad with out.
    Char cloth stayed smoldering for quite some time
    Jute twine (my favorite) burns so quickly and easily
    Steel wool would not light at all, not even with a lighter held to it (I'm guessing it was the wrong thickness)
    Alcohol Prep Pad took a little bit to light, ended up tearing it in half to give more surface area to light, that did the trick and it burned well, but not great.
    Fat wood- feathered the stick a little and lit up easily with ferro rod, Turned small piece of fat wood into a torch that burned very well. Will do again and added a small piece of Fat wood to flint and steel kit. Only issue is it only took a small quick puff of air to put out completely.


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    Love the fat wood torch.
     

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  16. NWPrimate

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    Pardon the long post. I've been looking forward to these lessons for a while and want to do them justice with good documentation. Feel free to skim if you're in a hurry.

    For this lesson, I had fun going through my pack to see what what I could find in there for the man made tinder items.

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    Because the point of these tinders is to take a spark from a firesteel and render a flame that can make the jump to your next stage of kindling, I prepared five little feather sticks and lit them each with my materials when they caught.

    I was hiding from the snow under a tree that was dripping water from the branches, so I didn't want to risk laying out all of the materials only to have them get wet, so I went one at a time.

    The first thing I tried was some shredded bandana material that I fluffed up with my knife.

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    This one lit faster than I was expecting and I didn't get the timing down to capture the sparks, but it went up on the first strike.

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    In keeping with my poor timing, I almost forgot about my featherstick and had to restart the camera timer, but it transferred over and ignited it.

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    The next thing I tried was waxed dental floss.

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    This didn't go up nearly as quickly as it wanted to melt and distort rather than catch fire.

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    It took six or seven strikes, but it finally melted down and lit up.

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    Transferred to the featherstick

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    Next was a pack of tissues that I carry for TP or runny noses.

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    This was another easy one-striker.

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    Continued below...
     
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  17. NWPrimate

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    This next one was definitely the toughest. I keep one of these little candles in my fire kit and have I have lit them with a firesteel before. The first time I tried was with an uncharred wick and I wasn't able to get it going, so I always char the wick before putting them into a kit.

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    Lots and lots of strikes dumped tons of sparks onto it, but it just wouldn't go, even with the pre-charred wick.

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    I ended up with this nasty mess.

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    Rather than continuing to do the same thing, I switch from using the spine of my knife over to using the striker for a little bit more precise aim.

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    It finally caught after a few more strikes like this.

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    The final one was the most fun. I always keep a little baggy of .22LR in all of my packs.

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    These can be wiggled open by hand with patience, but I found that the lanyard hole on the Junglas was sized perfectly for a bullet puller.

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    I needed a surface to collect the powder, so I grabbed a piece of bark with a little divot and started filling it up.

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    Powder burns fast and I wanted to have time to get the featherstick burning, so I went with five rounds worth of powder.

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    Of course I knocked the whole pile over with a careless strike.

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    I pulled five more bullets and made a new powder pile.

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    My first strike lit the spilled powder from the previous attempt instead of my new pile.

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    The seconds strike lit the pile and it flared right up.

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    I quickly grabbed the feather stick and got it over the inferno before it burned out.

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    Aftermath shot. This was a messy lesson. :)

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    Finally, as requested, here's a shot of the man made tinder that I carry with me. The main man made item I have for emergencies is PJ cottonballs. I keep these spread out among a few different kits and always pack plenty of them. You can see these in the zip lock fire kit with all of the fatwood.

    Inside the pouch there are also a couple of commercial tinder packets along with more PJ cottonballs, rubbing alcohol, candles, coconut oil, and other items that could be used if needed.

    The little packet that says FIRE KIT is in my cargo pants pocket everyday and contains cottonballs, a firesteel, and a small tin of LiveFire.

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    Before lighting
    Alcohol wipe
    Twine
    Tp
    Lint
    Charcloth
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    After lighting
    Alcohol wipe burns slowly
    Twine burnt so fast I couldn't take a picture
    To burnt easily
    Lint burnt easily
    Charcloth was the toughest to light, can barely see it
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  19. Jabberwocky

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    Here are my five, beginning from the top left. Insect repellent sprayed onto a piece of cloth, Toilet paper (a wad, NOT the whole roll) with about a half teaspoon of white gas, a.k.a. Coleman Fuel), Cotton ball and petroleum jelly, Jute twin, and a Gauze pad with triple antibiotic. In the picture of the tinders burning the TP/white gas and Gauze pad/antibiotic are swapped due to the order I lit them. The pocket knife and firesteel I used are in the first picture.

    The man-made tinder method I use the most is the TP/white gas. I also carry a FAK on longer trips so I have the gauze pad and antibiotic with me. If I have pants on, I have the pocket knife and firesteel (so long as the law allows, of course) on me also. BCUSA student practice B2-1.jpg BCUSA student practice B2-2.jpg
     
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  20. House of Horst

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    Ok, here's my entry.

    Tools & tinders used:
    •LMF firesteel/ferro rod
    •Opinel No. 6 (striker)
    •Cotton make-up pad w/ Vaseline
    •Jute twine
    •Q-tips
    •Fat-Rope pieces
    •Dryer lint
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    Here are the tinders prepared...
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    And to the best of my ability, here are the tinders on fire.
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    That make-up pad went QUICK. I lit the Q-tip last, but by the time I got it lit, the pad was smoldering. I hope everything counts...

    Interesting side note, the Fat-Rope pieces took the longest to get lit, but stayed lit the longest.
     
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    Here are my entries for man-made tinder. I tried using items that I would most likely have with me during a trek in the woods that would ignite with an LMF FireSteel.

    1. Hand sanitizer.
    2. First Aid Gauze
    3. Rubber bands
    4. Paper towel
    5. Dog hair. Might as well put my dog's never ending shedding to good use! :4:

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    Struggled trying to do them all at the same time by myself. Started with a few .22 LR shells, burns too quick for pictures. Then tried steel wool, kind of smoldered but no real flame. Tried a used dryer sheet, burned out before I could get a pic. Settled on the following in order of best performance: Cotton balls with PJ, Dryer lint, Hand sanitizer, Paper towel, Jute twine.
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    Added an old pill container to my fire kit with PJ'd cotton balls. The last pic is one of my many failed attempts at trying to do them at the same time... :mad:
     
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    Here it goes...

    Toilet Paper
    Dryer Lint
    Juke twine
    Cotton pad with hand sanitizer
    Alcohol swab

    All lit up pretty good except the alcohol swab which surprised me, I figured it would light up very well. None of them lasted long lit up due to the wind but they did light.

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    Well this was fun! Here is my 5 manmade tinders lit with a firesteel


    Scotchbrite pad with hand sanitizer
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    Alcohol pad
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    PJCB
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    Shredded waxed cardboard
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    Wetfire

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    And here is my firekit for a 2 week trip. I like to have three methods of ignition.

    Contents:

    Lighter, waterproof
    Small knife
    Exotac Nano firesteel
    Canister of PJCB
    Matches, with extra firesteel in the case.
    Alcohol pads
    Cardboard & wax fire starters
    Sisal rope

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    Hope that serves.
     
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    5 Man made Tinders
    photos taken by my daughter
    1. Alcohol prep pad
    2. Toilet Paper
    3. Cotton ball with Vaseline
    4. Wet Tinder
    5. Mini Inferno (my kit fire starter)
    6. . my daughter was wonder so nail polish remover pad

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    fire dryer lint.jpg

    fire alcohol prep.jpg

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    fire wet tinder.jpg

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    Ok, so I didn't realize that I could only have 10 pictures so i had to condense some stuff lol. Originally, I did the lesson in a nearby bush and my alcohol swabs wouldn't light so now I'm home to light a tea bag instead. I use the cotton swab with vaseline on my hikes now. I'm really impressed with how easy it lights up. The other material I used was shredded corrugated cardboard, shredded newspaper, dryer lint, and a tea bag.
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    Here are my 5 man-made tinders: jute twine
    burlap piece
    dryer lint
    cotton swab and pj
    triaxone IMG_20170404_093803.jpg IMG_20170404_094437.jpg everything is burning ( may be hard to see). The triaxone burned very fast, cotton burned VERY long, lint smoldered and burned ( too big a piece) and jute and burlap needed to be pulled apart to get started. As has been stated before when this coarse was outlined. ITS NOT A RACE. I keep having to remind myself as i sometimes rush things.
     
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    My tinders are from left: PJCB, wax-covered cotton ball, wax-covered lint, wax-covered jute twine with a piece of ranger band thrown, napkin with olive oil.
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    All the tinders caught on the first or second strike except the napkin. The napkin took about 20 seconds of striking before it caught. I could have processed it a little better next time. The longest burning tinders were the PJCB (about four minutes) and the dryer lint with wax (about 10 minutes). This was my first time mixing wax with dryer lint, and I'm pretty sold on it. I'm guessing those dryer lint, wax, and cardboard egg carton homemade tinders would last a really long time as well.
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    I don't have picture of my tinder kit, but it contains: PJCB in a film canister with ranger band, ferro rod, bic, and fat-lighter.
     
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    Fire kit: Birch bark peelings, fat wood, bic lighter, fire steel, storm matches. 20170407_115430.jpg
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    This is that wally world compressed tinder in sticks. Took a bit of drilling to get small enough stuff to light it. Took about 10-15 stikes. 20170407_112309.jpg
    Alcohol prep pad. One striker. 20170407_112225.jpg
    Wad of dryer lint (plain, no accelerant). One strike. 20170407_112105.jpg
    Cotton ball w/ vaseline. One strike.

    Had to do these indoors in a tin mold because it was windy as all get out. If you live on the plains in Wyoming you understand why I didn't do this outside. Didn't want to start the state burning, lol.
     
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    Used an "el cheapo" SMKW $2 ferro rod and striker.
    (did not want to use my new creations yet) LOL

    My five tinders.....
    1) PJ cotton ball,
    2) Jute twine
    3) Hand shredded toilet paper

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    4) Sliced and diced up cardboard

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    5) Pine straw crushed and ground up between two rocks. (grinding on rock under boot heel works too)

    I think I am going to have to do a video on "Natural Southern Tinders" when I get my camera up and running.

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    That Jute twine burns FAST.....

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    Little black blob with tiny coal at 2 o'clock position in circle is the Jute twine that went up like gasoline.
    (I was still the slow portion due to pressing wrong button on camera.)
     
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    Jute twine
    Charcloth
    Dryer lint
    A cue tip dipped in petroleum jelly
    Cardboard dipped in hand sanitizer

    The cue tip was the hardest! It took forever to get it to light. It doesnt look like its lit, but if you zoom in you can see an ember.
    The cardboard was a a very slow burner, as with the charcloth. The cardboard actually made flames though.

    My carry kit is a fire piston with charcloth in an altoids tin

    I also have storm proof matches, ferro rod, a bullet lighter, a bic, a hand drill and bow drill.
     
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    Currently only use natural materials, but some time ago used these.

    Here are my five.

    MATERIAL: IGNITION( 0-5 RATE) BURNED( 0-5 RATE):

    1. Waxed cotton swabs. 3 4
    2. Alcohol-based hand wipes. 5 1
    3. Jute cord. 5 3
    4. Birthday candles. 3 4
    5.White silicone. 5 5

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    Grunt06 BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Here's my video submission, be easy on me this is my first such video. Hopefully I get better at taking and editing them. On a positive this is my last class, off to do my outings!!!
     
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  34. FreudianSlip

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    I used dryer lint, q tips, cotton ball, wetfire, and trioxane tab. I got the wetfire as a gift from my wife one day, but I got to say I never used it. I tested it today and I was flat out impressed with it. Giant flame and sparked with one shot. I kneaded in some petroleum jelly into some cotton balls to make my own tinder. I also included my money roll of river birch bark that I cut into rectangles and rolled up. Usually all I take is the birchbark, but I think after this I might bring one wetfire tab with me for an emergency.
     

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  35. Sgt. Mac

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    Pics not showin up buddy
     
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    Can they be seen now? I worry that since I rotated the images on my phone they are not showing. I can see them on my screen.
     
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    Sgt. Mac Elder Staff Member Administrator Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II Bushclass Instructor

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    Yep can see them now
     
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    CivilizationDropout --MOA #17 - MYOG #71-- Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    As per instructions;
    Left to right-
    1. Wet Fire Packet
    2. Cotton yarn
    3. Dryer Lint(in a tin to slow the burn for photo)
    4. Paper straw stuffed with PJ & cotton swabs
    5. Library Candle (Emerson) tin packed with cardboard, gulf wax.
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    Had to be quick, windy day. In order of lighting left to right.
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    New kit fire carry;
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    Thanks Sgt.Mac
     
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    This lesson was the hardest for me to complete for some reason. It was finding tinders that were easily started but burned long enough to get a picture of all five burning at the same time.
    So glad to have this one done!
    I used jute twine which lit easily but burned up very quickly.
    Cotton balls impregnated with petroleum jelly, which were not easy to start today for some reason. Maybe not enough PJ? Too much PJ? Further experimentation will have to be done.
    Cotton balls drizzled with candle wax were difficult to get to light initially. After several tries, I had to break the wax coating open and expose some unwaxed fibers which then lit fairly easily. Once lit, the wax burned long.
    Paper towel dipped in candle wax was not easily lit either but again, burned longer.
    Dryer lint saturated with candle wax and as with the other waxed items was not easily lit, but once lit burned long.
    Some char cloth I made created embers and placed on the cotton ball lit pretty quickly but burned quickly as well.
    For me the lesson learned is to use wax, but not fully saturate the material so as to leave some that takes spark and lights easily, then burns longer with the waxed parts.
    My poor fire steel is taking a beating lately with all this practice. Gonna need some new ones soon!
    My fire kit is pictured with:
    (2) Bic lighters
    Firesteel and striker
    Cotton balls in PJ in medicine bottle
    Dryer lint
    Jute twine
    Char cloth I made
    River birch bark

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  40. Sgt. Mac

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    I cant see your pics, no credit until I can
     
  41. rcwells

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    @Sgt. Mac, if the above message is regarding my post, the pics are showing on my phone as well as on my PC at home. Had to log out and back in on the PC to get them to load, but they did.
    Please advise....
     
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  42. Sgt. Mac

    Sgt. Mac Elder Staff Member Administrator Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II Bushclass Instructor

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    See them on my phone but not on pc. you're good to go
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    IMG_0173.JPG Five Man Made Tinders:

    Alcohol Pad: took the most strikes, probably because it was laying flat. Burned the alcohol off left the pad.

    Denim: roughed up an edge, went on first strike, burned the longest, but left a residue due to the dye I assume.

    Dryer Lint: went in the first few strikes, left a black clump.

    Wax Paper: roughed up the edges, crumpled, and it took probably 5-7 strikes, burned quickly, left hardly anything behind

    Cotton Ball: what can I say? Ignited in the first 3 strikes, left a small black ball.

    Overall, all of these are now in my kit, and denim will probably be a go-to, looking forward to char cloth. I fee that denim, while not a roaring fire, will supply heat longer per piece used in starting a fire. For me that is

    Knife: Condor Bushcraft. Spine was perfect out of the box. Maybe out of the box 6 minutes before I completed my lesson.

    The kit is in double ziploc bags until I find a container I like. It's safe from water, so I am good until I find a suitable container, in the next few days. It's packed safely in my pack.
     

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  45. Church86

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    Let's start with these items
    1. Drier lint
    2. Cotton from a q-tip
    3. Shaved matches
    4. Alcohol wipe
    5. Jute twine
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    Drier lint
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    Q-tip
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    Shaved matches
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    Alcohol wipe
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    Jute twine
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    My current set up
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    Tin, matches, q-tips, jute twine,dry lint, rubber bands (they have nothing to do with the fire, I have long hair)
    lint in wax in a bag, magnesium rod, and of course a lighter for when I'm lazy.
    And how I carry it
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    My submission for, Five Manmade Tinders:

    #1 Packing from some beard grooming product my son uses (looks like shreaded brown paper sacks) 003 fire beard box shredding on brick.JPG
    Didn't light as easily as I assumed it would but I got it going
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    #2 Paper towel torn up to expose more area:
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    almost didn't get a shot before it was consumed:
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    #3 Baby Bell cheese wax flattened out and rolled up with a torn up cotton shop towel. They're rolled up together so you get layers of wax in between layers of shop towel 008 fire shop towel and baby bell wax.JPG
    This caught pretty easily and burned over eight minutes
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    #4 Sisal Twine
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    Caught easily and didn't burn as fast as Jute twine (not really a very flashy tinder but good)
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    #5 Good old cotton balls
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    burns like gasoline. Okay as a flash tinder to get another, more substantial tinder going 014 cotton ball flames.JPG

    I think of all of them the Baby Bell wax and shop towel has potential. It wasn't too hard to light and it burned a long time.
     
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    I used a couple of classic man-made tinders to start, then wanted to get a little creative. I used my gob spark ferro rod, which I honestly don't love and figured it was a good opportunity to practice.

    Pictured burning are:
    * Fluffed up jute twine (easy)
    * Fluffed up dryer lint (easy)
    * Alcohol prep pad (easy, but burns very fast unless you really manipulate it)
    * Gauze with petroleum jelly (used triple antibiotic ointment; this was really tough to get going!)
    * Cool Off pad (Don't know where I got this, but it worked shockingly well!)

    Not pictured due to failure:
    * Fabric band-aid (just melted)
    * Pellets of Feline Pine cat litter (barely smoldered)
    * Oily shop rags (just smoldered and went right out)


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    EDIT: Oh, and my fire kit is a small tin containing -
    * Bic lighter
    * Extra LMF ferro rod
    * Jute twine coated in beeswax (burns like a candle, but packs really well and can be fluffed out as needed)
    * Small block of magnesium

    I wanted to try some dryer sheets but apparently I'm out of them.
     
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    Here are mine.
    I keep them in my psk.
    I really like the fluffed twine as it's really easy to light.
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    For my 5 tinders I choose the following:
    1.) Alcohol Prep Pad
    2.) Petroleum Jelly on a Cotton Ball
    3.) Steel Wool
    4.) Dryer Lint
    5.) Wax drippings on a Paper Towel
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    Pictured above is my fire starter kit.
    My kit also includes Jute and a Char-Cloth tin that Is prepared but has not been placed over flame. I used a fire steel to spark my tinders.


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    Below is a picture of the tinders still burning after approximately 5 minutes - the petroleum jelly cotton ball and the wax drippings on paper towel were still burning minutes later.
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    I chose Kleenex, dryer lint, maxi pad, cotton balls with petroleum, and jute twine with chapstick. I decided against using the toilet paper roll.

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    ball lit! This one took the longest to burn out. I would recommend it every time as a good tinder to have.

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    Lighting my tinders in the crook of this rock (windbreak) on a dry piece of wood was perfect.

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    Dryer lint before.

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    Dryer lint after. This took a couple of attempts, but eventually lit (and smelled like our dog, on fire!)

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    Kleenex preparation before, ripped up into small pieces.

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    Kleenex after, this one burned up very fast.

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    Utilizing what many females may have with them, the maxi pad!

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    Maxi pad burning very nicely, remember to remove the plastic on back otherwise it gets very stinky.

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    Adding handy chapstick to the jute.

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    Ignition happened very quickly, yes!

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