Let's see your fire kit bags!

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  1. Stone

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    We've seen fire steels, tinder boxes and other kits, and a few bags.

    So, I am looking at making one for myself and am looking for ideas. Let's see yours!
     
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    SpookyPistolero Slow learner Lifetime Supporter Bushclass I

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    Not fancy but lightweight, cheap, and easy to see.
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    I keep everything in a tin, wanna see?
     
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    i have a few different ones, 6 or 7. Here is a couple.

    Plus i have about 20 Altoids tin kits.

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    This is my kit that goes in anything larger than my Haversack or MountainSmith day . 6x1/2" Ferro rod for scale .
     
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    Is that an antler bowdrill socket?
     
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    Yes sir it is. Got mine from @Bushcraft-kelso
     
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    Thanks to @NWPrimate for showcasing CarlS’s idea of screen over the char.

    Coca Cola Fresnel lens, a gimme from the ‘60s.

    The red ‘V’ is a drinking straw to blow the fire, it has a nozzle in one end.

    I keep a 1/8" layer of candlewax in the bottom of the Altoids tin, it gives off flammable gas when the glowing char above heats it.

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    What's the screen do for ya?
     
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    here's @NWPrimate's video where I got the idea. It explains much better than I can.


    My screen was a SS 2-cup strainer I found in a thrift store for $1
     
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    So, the whole “fire kit” thing is a pretty new idea for me, but since I became a late adopter, I am liking it! If you just want to get a fire going, you don’t need all this. But, if you want to get a fire going and be able to choose what methods and skill sets you want to work on, it’s great. Just don’t put EVERYTHING in the one pouch... at least keep a Bic in a pocket.

    My setup: A Hidden Woodsmen pouch with:
    • A Bic with some hi-viz duct tape
    • K&M match safe with strike-anywhere matches (hard to find these days)
    • Big ol’ ferro rod with more hi-viz duct tape as a handle
    • UCO stormproof matches
    • Pocket bellows
    • Hudson Bay tinderbox and high-performance striker (the one that comes with the HB is good, but there are at least three BCUSA vendors who make a better (i.e. sparkier) one). (HB tinderbox has a couple pieces of flint/chert and lots of good char cloth. I added charred punk wood.)
    • Some jute twine (actually more than shown here)
    • Some fillet o’ fat wood
    • Some pre-shaved fat wood shavings
    The HW pouch doesn’t have any compartments or sleeves, but everything seems to come together and fit in just so.

    Flint & steel is my favorite method, but in practical terms my MVPs are the big ferro rod, the match safe, and the pocket bellows.

    (The duct tape can be use as a flame extender.)
     
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    Right you are! I keep ANOTHER BIC in my pocket and a piece of hacksaw blade, mag. glass around my neck.

    F&S is my first choice too, I can find punk wood anywhere but ferro, BIC, matches etc have a limited lifespan. I top off my tinder box with uncharred punk wood, char it as I go.
     
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    I keep mine in a pocket pal as I found it's just the right size for everything to fit.Nothing snazzy,or rustic,but it works for me.
     
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    Yeah... that’s what I meant... “another Bic,” after the one shown in the kit. A Bic in the pocket, Kuckle- bump.
     
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    Ummm.....awesome.
     
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    Leather bag I made for a 4” round tin.
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    Flint and steel, cloth, fat wood, birch bark, matches, bellows.
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    This is a old canvas depositor’s bag I waxed and reused. Larger kit with jute, lighter, magnesium, scraper, magnifying lens, a bit of bank line, matches, lighter, bellows, and fat wood.
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    It appears everybody has the same fire kits
     
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    Flint_2016 Rusty Hobbyist Bushcraft Friend

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    I had to order some new gear for my firekit
     
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    I think that sums it up for me.

    Big kit with everything in it is sort of a collection for trying out stuff and learning type deal. You have something else if one thing doesn't work, but if you loose it it's lost.

    I don't really have "kits."

    I have boxes of tinder, that's for sure. Everywhere. Several 2l ice cream boxes in my car of dry stuff, so I can stay mostly natural. Birch bark, wood shavings, a few of those natural waxed firecubes and a bit of 0000 steel wool. Really only use the birch bark, though.

    For me it's a lighter and ferro rod. Everything else is back-up and it's spread out.

    I guess some of my "toys" are a bit fancy, but I definetly keep it light and simple.
     

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