Show us Your Flint and steel & kits

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  1. Not Sure

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    A few of mine I use the most........

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    But I like to go on a walk with a piece of char and one of the following tools and create a fire.
    Call it a personal challenge, the rock to toss sparks has to be found while on my walk.

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    The knives are pretty easy ,with the low R.C. of the ESEE posing the most challenge. Until I got some help from @mauiarcher [Thanks Again]
    That opened the door for more testing. The Axe is the hardest and almost worthless, 8-10 strikes for 4-8 weak sparks.
    But it is possible. The one Striker missing that I use a lot is a small piece of Carbon Steel Hacksaw blade carried in my wallet.
     
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  2. NevadaBlue

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    I wanted a Hudson Bay type kit, but I didn’t want to pay for the tin. So, I made my version. I used a tobacco tin and a percussion cap tin. The lens is loose in the top for versatility. The inside of everything is padded with leather. A ranger band holds the cap tin lid on and seals it. The tobacco tin has a seal.
    This is how it looks now. Elk hide pouch with fatwood toggle.

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    Some good flint, an @Red Yeti mustache striker, a magnesium/firesteel and striker with waxed jute cord, a @Chevrolet4x4s carbide striker, the lens, and cotton/char cloth tinder.
     
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    I’ve been thinking on one of the Esee strikers and found post this searching for info on them. Anyone else have any experience? Some reviews aren’t positive, but the users also may be inexperienced with flint & steel and blaming the tool.
     
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  5. Stone

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    Neat idea using fatwood for the toggle...
     
  6. NevadaBlue

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    I like to use fatwood for things like that. It is neat stuff and handy to have for the obvious purpose too.
     
  7. Stone

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    ...yep....never know when you'll need a whiff of that stuff!
     
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    Lassmanac Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    Here is a family photo of my strikers. The ESEE gave me some serious blisters. The WCF and Beaver River Bushcraft ones are the bombdiggity! The little one I won in a GAW here wayyy back. I keep it in a Altoids tin sized kit. The top dragon is from Dragon Fire Tinder Box. I think they buy them from another vendor and package them. It's alright.

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    Probably a little over the top but... here she is. Thanks to @Teeps for the chert. Now that I have material to play with and not be afraid to use everything this is gonna be my main source if I can help it. 23029E30-0DC1-46D2-9BBF-6937BD356C40.jpeg
     
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    Nice knife too...
     
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    Thanks, it was one of my PaPas. I always try to carry one of his knives with me.
     
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    Uncle Henry/Schrade? That used to be my "go-to" pocket knife until I got a Case.
     
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    Sure was. He had a pretty awesome collection. I think the one I cherish most was his little old timer. Always had that in his pocket. I can remember him cutting hunks of sugar cane with it for me to chew on when I’d get to hyper and talkative lol.
     
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    Do you carry charclothe in the tin? If you do how does it hold up to riding around in your pocket?

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    Yes.
    This is four pieces that have been in there for probably six months now. I put a layer of denim, cut to fit on top of them. Then, my steel and a little two strand twist jute twine. Another layer of denim, and then my flint(s).
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    The denim protects the char and packs the whole thing so that it doesn’t rattle as well as giving me another couple of pieces to char in the field if I feel like it.
    It was the dead of winter the last time I was camping and the kit is in my pocket all day every day. The char is still in tip-top shape.
     
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    That is a cool idea. I have a small tin that I am going to try your denim idea. Does the char catch good being 6 months old?

    GOD Bless you and your family

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