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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:57 pm 
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I have fire kits in my BOBs and other ER preparations.

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I have old school kits.

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Small modern kits.

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Even smaller modern kits.

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Kits concocted to test skills.

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But when camping aka sleeping out in the woods and yea need fire what's really in the bag. Here is my modern user firekit.

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Notice the not bushcrafty, not tactical nature of the bag it is in. Sil nylon though my gear is always too heavy. Also yes that's a plastic bag.

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What's inside.

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1. Two Bic lighters. Why this combo?

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There used to be a blue Bic but that got used up so just tossed a more visible one in. Not sure what's up with that mini Bic? Well it got in there somehow.

2. Cheap 99 cent ferro rod. I mostly use the ferro rod to light cotton balls and PJ combo if too cold for the Bic (though that will work in the cold) or if looking to have a bit of fun. But it just does not get used all that much when seriously camping. Sure I have a bunch others but that cheapo is what happens to be in the kit. Tend to use ferro rods more seriously when Bushcrafting.

3. Coleman waterproof (sorta) matches. Actually these aren't so bad. I have a plastic tube container (99 cent Walmart special) but the ferro rod fell out. Glued it back but forgot to return it to my camping stuff. So just keep on using the box inside it's own little plastic bag. Mostly for very very cold weather. I gotta put that plastic tube thingy back in. Then again said that some time ago.

4. PJ and cotton ball combo.

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I go through a bunch of them. Sure birch bark is nice but these are my primary wood stove igniters when just looking to get the job done. Well nothing exciting but probably don't have more than 5 bucks into the entire user kit.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:17 am 
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Woods This post is both timely and informative . I just had some work done to my truck where it stayed overnight at the shop, so I had to remove all the gear I keep in it that is sharpie ,pointy, stabby, shootie.
So my GHB is got home and sitting not ten feet from me in the living room. Time to pull everything out and re evaluate. I have not been happy with my firemaking kit. So I will be setting up new kit. Thanks much. :clap:

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The stuff on left is in my pockets, middle is daypack, right is my camping setup. I need to change my lighters to bics. i bought those scriptos based on Cody Lundin's recommendation in 98.6. Like Woodswalker says the bic s work better. I've also changed out the candle to beeswax one. All UCO matches. The ones in the pocket orange case are shortened a bit so I can put the compass in there along with needle and thread. A bit of cotton keeps it from rattling.


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I'm both cheap and lazy. I carry gumball sized blobs of dryer lint mixed with vaseline in some folded up aluminum foil. They burn for quite some time, and the foil provides a nice dry place to get a fire going.

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I do treat myself to at least one of those jet style lighters.


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My EDC fire kit. Sections of bike tube wrapped around a Bic, which is attached to my keychain, which is lanyarded to myself. Prevents lighter theft and loss, both of which are prevalent at my workplace.

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https://throwflame.com/ is my fire kit:


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