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  1. Keith

    My Fire Bag.

    This is my fire bag, it is made of clothing weight leather & greased to make it waterproof. It contains my tinderbox. Rolling the top down keeps the water out & I carry this in my belt pouch. I had to swim my boat to shore one winter on the Great Lakes, hit by a sudden storm the boat was swamped...
  2. Keith

    In A Woodsrunner's Camp.

    After seeing Mark's post I thought I would post this one. I find this one a bit long winded, I should have edited out the long lead in time. Still it is watchable if you find this sort of thing interesting. Keith.
  3. Keith

    Firelock/flintlock Fire Lighting.

    Another advantage if you are carrying a flintlock gun, rifle or pistol. It gives you another back-up fire lighting method. Interestingly the term tinderbox/tinder box does not always refer to just the container used for holding tinder, it can also refer to the flint & steel method per se. In the...
  4. Keith

    No "charcloth" Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

  5. Keith

    Sadly.

    So, no comments on my primitive fire lighting posts, I thought that would be something members would have an interest in. Would anyone care to comment why there is no interest? Just so I know what not to post in future. Keith.
  6. Keith

    How I Lay My Fire.

  7. Keith

    Preparing Plant & Fungi Tinders.

  8. Keith

    Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

  9. Keith

    Recognising Punk Wood.

  10. Keith

    NO "charcloth" Flint & Steel Fire lighting.

  11. Keith

    My Belt Pouch.

    I have carried this belt pouch for many years, it contains my greased fire bag with tinderbox (flint & steel fire lighting), fishing tackle in a brass container, & a brass sundial compass.
  12. Keith

    My Fire Lighting Equipment.

    My greased leather fire bag. My brass tinderbox with charred plant tinder & a musket flint. My original 18th century fire steel. Copies of various fire steels are readily available, or you can make your own from an old metal file.
  13. Keith

    Making Fire. Tinder Preparation.

  14. Keith

    Making Fire.

    There are many ways of making fire, but I doubt that anyone with any real experience would not agree that primitive methods are best for long term use. I have two favourite methods, the first is flint,steel & tinderbox, the second is the fire-bow. Flint & steel fire lighting is sustainable, it...
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