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Tips and ideas on how to make the most of what we have....or what others have thrown away.
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Just a thought about those handy little fire starters that tend to get thrown away when empty, I personally have found that the fluid runs out far in advance of the flint. What I have begun doing is using the striker to convert the flints into a very effective fire powder. I hold the dead lighter over a small container ( altoids tin, skoal can etc. ) and by slowly turning the striker it grinds the flint into a fine flammable powder that can be mixed with other fine dry tinder or left as it is, a small pinch and a spark is all that is needed to set a tinder nest ablaze.
or, just store bic brand lighters. 20 year shelf life and they don't leak.
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Seems hard on yer thumbs...! I'm sorta with mmpaints on this one.
Probably makes a nice hot fire, though
Better turn it really slowly cause as soon as you make one spark your tin full will go up in a flash of smoke. Buy a firesteel. If you really want a bag full of fire starting material, take a drill to one of those crappy magnesium bars and turn it into shavings. Just drill as many holes in it as you can and then put the shavings in a bag.
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I like that tip!!! THANKS!
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