Recommendations for flint vendors?

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  1. sticks&rocks

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    Anyone got a go to guy/gal for firestarting flint? I'd like to support someone in the BCUSA community but the search function left me empty handed.
     
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    ^^^ This^^^. I have ordered from neolithics before with great results!
    Dominick...........
     
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    It looks like they even sell dragon glass
     
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    Look up Flint Ridge Ohio, Flint
     
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    Honestly at one time flint and steel was my favorite method of starting a fire. But in my AO flint and chert is about as rare as chicken teeth. I have to buy it from online vendors (Neolithics). Flint and steel has become more of a novelty method as I grow older. Old time standby methods such as matches (storm proof) and butane lighters have become my ignition choice as of late. I'm not knocking f&s, ferro rods, or bowdrills, but as I grow older I find myself growing impatient with the methods I liked when I was younger. If I can't find flint or chert in my AO what good is a steel to me? I like f&s and ferro rods, bowdrill (not so much) they're good to know. But when the going gets tough, simplicity is the shortest and less frustrating method for me. Just my dos centavos for sure! Nuff said! HYOH, YMMV, and all that stuff!
    I'll shut up now, it's getting late and past my bedtime!;):dblthumb:,
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    Thanks for the offer but I still have plenty. But it is what it is, non existent here so I just don't mess with it hardly anymore.
    Dominick..........
     
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    I went the Neolithics route. Got some obsidian as well. Lots of cool stuff there!

    Thanks for the link to the trading thread. I'll give it a try in the future.
     

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