Hudson Bay Tobacco Tinderbox Picture Thread

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  1. kaywoodie

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    Ive had that little steel box and striker 40 years. They have been worthy companions.
     
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    Ok, it's not an HBC tin. It at least looks like brass, it's got a lens, and I'll attach my HBC striker to it. ;)

    Cousin @DavidJAFO sent me this beautiful handcrafted lens (6X mag!) and I feel it needs a proper home. Thank you so much, David!!! :D :D :D

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    I'm going to make a leather pouch for both the lens and the tin + an Altoids tin for charring, but for now, this is what I've come up with. I don't know the history of this tin. I found it at my favourite junk store. It's got a nice rubber seal, so won't be used for charring. I may pound it with a ball-peen hammer, though, to distress it a bit and give it some more character. I've filled up with charred jute & Cedar, Amadou and jute rope. There's also a piece of black English flint at the bottom, kept well away from the lens so I don't crack or scratch it. Quartz is easy to find around here, and I've recently figured out that I can find Chert as well, so I may remove the Flint, but probably not. ;)
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    hello,
    Cousin @bacpacjac I'm glad you received the magnifier intact. Sorry I didn't have a pouch to place it within. I'd EDC the magnifier away from anything that could scratch the lens. As for your tobacco tin. Olaf Poulsson E.E.C (E.U) is a Danish blend of tobacco which was first introduced in 1979, made in Denmark. :)
    Regards
    David
     
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    These boxes (from Ted Cash at least) all have a disclaimer sticker suggesting that they not be used for tobacco without putting the tobacco in a plastic pouch.
    Why? Are they made of something that the originals were not, or were our ancestors just living life closer to the edge?
     
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    Solar powered ember on a piece of tinder fungus...

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    Thanks,

    Jarrod
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Just a guess but maybe the tobacco reacts to the plating/brass...?
     
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    I have one, but it's just sitting on my shelf. I haven't quite figured out how to arrange it. I see most folks use theirs as a kit with a bit of everything in it. I have 30 altoid tins for that. I've though about just punkwood and maybe a flint and a stiker, but am worried about getting the lens dirty or scratched
     
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    @Lassmanac, some people place a peice of leather or cardboard on top of the stuff in the tin to protect the lens.

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    I really like the old school feel of the HB tins. I haven't bought one yet, but the ability to mostly jam a fire kit into a neat period piece is very tempting.
     
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    Just received my new striker from @Red Yeti. Now my HBC tin is complete. Very exciting! :)

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    My first attempt at a tinder box in an altoids tin. Steel striker, flint, ferro Rod, ground magnesium, 3 storm matches, char cloth, some paracord innards.

    I used coin collector plastic rounds to keep the magnesium and char cloth together. Pretty slick. I need to get a better tin though, the hinges on the altoid tin are about to go.
     
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