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My Fire Kit

Discussion in 'Kit Chat' started by Gazo, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Fire Kit
    What do you carry in your fire kit.
    Made this one up but just wondering if I could add anything else as I still have a bit of room in the box.

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    1….. 3 x film canisters 2 x stuffed with cotton wool balls and 1 x with wood shavings
    2….. Fire steel & Striker
    3….. Army Rat pack matches.
    4….. 2 x cheap lighters with LED lights
    5….. Cut up strips of bike inner tube
    6….. Small plastic water tight tub

    The whole thing measures 6 ½ “ x 4” so will fit into a large jacket pocket or any pocket in your ruck sack

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  2. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    I've got about four cubic metres of decent moss and lawn thatch from work if anyone is interested in some tinder?
    It will need drying out though. Scarify your lawn Gazo and see what you come up with;)
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    you could do with a few cotton balls soaked in some alcohol/meths/white spirit (then kept in an air tight container)....ideal for the damp fire starting
     
  4. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    errrr I carry a lighter and a fire steel as back up does that count as a kit?
     
  5. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    pmsl....me too mate:eek:
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    put some in a bag for me ian...........bring it to barrys meet please....kiss kiss
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    I'll see what I can fit in the car mate, then you can teach me how to light a fire with a steel;)
     
  8. sapper

    sapper Quite Talkative

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    I have a very technical fire kit,I use a bic lighter and tindercard.If I'm feeling very bushy I also carry some dry birch bark and a fire steel.I find both work very well,you can light the tindercard with a firesteel too.
     
  9. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    will do mate :)
     
  10. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    i find the quickest way with a steel is by striking with a axe , this is what i tryd on our last visit out with some special tinder second strike and we was off
     
  11. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    Sounds like a quick way to shave your fingers off mate:eek: but I'm sure you know what you're doing;)
     
  12. stephenjames213

    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    im glad some ones thinks i know what im doing (as i dont):p
     
  13. humperdingle

    humperdingle Slightly Addicted

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    A couple of refillable lighters and a canister of lighter fluid... If there's no dry kindling about, spray some lighter fluid on virtually anything and it's an instant firelighter lol
     
  14. BushRat

    BushRat Slightly Talkative

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    My dad and his friends are the only fire kit i need :p