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Offline razor sharp

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 06:09:13 PM »
Thats called the learning prosses, just the fact you figured out what part of the plant worked better is awsome knowledge you will never forget. keep it up, youll be a pro before long.
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 06:11:46 PM »
Looks good. Did you test it yet?
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011, 06:17:24 PM »
Looks good. Did you test it yet?

~ yeah.... I'm waiting for my PHONE to send the pics to my email....  I sent them a while ago, and it takes forever.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 06:27:51 PM »


I was able to make a  "bird nest" type tinder bundle (sorta like razor made)  after working with it for about twenty minutes or so...   Still, it was so windy, I had to put it back in that pan to light it. the pieces were so fine, that the wind was blowing them away. (I'm thinking I need a stainless steel mixing bowl or dog food bowl in my survival pack...) I always seem to be using one when making fire.  :P

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2011, 06:28:48 PM »
you rock!  :arigato:
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2011, 06:31:17 PM »
So it took the spark?
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 06:38:31 PM »
So it took the spark?
~ YES! I used my mag/flint firestarter, and honestly it went up so fast that I couldn't grab my camera in time to take a pic when the flames were high...  it went up super fast.  :thumbup: I have NO Idea why this pic is small, I cannot enlarge it. I so need a camera.  :glare:  But what I learned is that the more you work it, and break it up in your hands and turn it into nest-like material... the better it holds the magnesium flakes and the faster it ignites.



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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2011, 06:39:52 PM »
WAY TO GO!!!
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To bring witness to the good big sky

Yah jokers, ya con men, ya real estate salesmen  
To bring witness to the day we all die

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2011, 06:41:00 PM »
 :thumbup:
Those that give up liberty for safety deserve neither.

i dont know which i like better, a sunrise or a sunset, but any day i get to see both is a good day.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2011, 06:43:25 PM »
~ And I didn't have to use ANY Dryer lint.   :hugegrin:

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2011, 06:49:31 PM »
 :rofl:
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2011, 09:00:42 PM »
When you use your camera (if you did) you have your pixels set too high. Thats why your having trouble in Image shack with too large of a picture.
Your cell phone is set for thumb nail pictures. Im not sure if there's an adjustment for that. Its faster to email thumb nails.
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2011, 09:03:24 PM »
When you use your camera (if you did) you have your pixels set too high. Thats why your having trouble in Image shack with too large of a picture.
Your cell phone is set for thumb nail pictures. Im not sure if there's an adjustment for that. Its faster to email thumb nails.

~ I take all my pics with my phone.... I don't adjust anything. I Just hit the button. Some of them come out and it says "image too large to upload" and some of them dont. Some of them I never can get to load on imageshack. Some of them I can never get my phone to send to my email.

I probably need a camera.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2011, 09:21:37 PM »
Taken, I've been having a lot of problems with imageshack too.  I got a couple pop up viruses from them and they only will host like a third of my pictures.  I've been using photobucket and it works twenty times better.
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2011, 09:24:26 PM »
~ I dealt with the stupid pop up viruses as well.....    I'm getting real tired of them too. Do you have to join photobucket for it to work?  It's not as user friendly as imageshack to me.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 09:29:50 PM »
Yes, you do have to join, BUT ITS WORTH IT!  Its free, and really easy.  They store all of your old pics for you too!
Complain less, breathe more.

It isn't until man is quiet that nature will speak.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2011, 04:28:51 PM »


I figured out that this stuff is dead Goldenrod (It blooms in the Fall all over the place around here, and I'm highly allergic to it.)  :whistle:

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2011, 04:34:42 PM »
~ the other stuff I used is "andropogon virginicus"  AKA Broom sedge, or Whiskey Grass, it's one of the first weeds to start taking over vacant lots around here.

I found it in one of my National Audubon books of the Southeastern U.S. those books are a great reference.  :thumbup:  They have them for all parts of the U.S.

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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2011, 05:04:48 PM »
As kids we would use kite string to tie bundles of broom sedge to thatch the sides and roofs of our 'hideouts/clubhouses'.   Got good enough at it to make waterproof roofs.
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Re: natural tinder for spark and friction based fire starting
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2011, 07:08:57 AM »
Nice tutorial Razor, and nice follow-up Taken.  Good overall sequence - Learned by one, taught to others, learned by one...

Good to be back and see that things haven't been idle while I was gone.

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