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Discussion in 'Camp Q&A' started by Blackmtnram, Sep 24, 2018.

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  1. sabjku

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    I do the same exact thing. Always works, and it’s free and easy.
     
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  2. Kevin108

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    I love to play with bushcraft, but when counting on starting a fire and so often dealing with less-than-ideal conditions, I use a propane torch. It's handy for a variety of other tasks as well. The torch I carry self-ignites at the push of a button and can be locked in the open position. I've had this one for about 10 years. They run about $38 on Amazon.

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  3. Desert Runner

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    Initial fire=a little white gas-when it's cold out----stand back
    Cotton balls in Vaseline
    Lint and Vaseline
    twigs...tinder...small dry brush
    Strike anywhere matches
    BBQ toggle lighter
    Newspaper

    I like the idea of some hand sanitizer...I already have it with me anyway. The more damp and nasty, the more flammable combinations come into play. AND IT'S CHEAP.
     
  4. mmp

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    We also do petroleum jelly and cotton. My wife puts petroleum jelly on a make-up remover pad(cotton rounds) and folds it in half and then dips it into wax. Work great and we have a bunch stashed with our different camping gear.
     
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  5. Vongoldie

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    Always have a bag of Fritos, they work like a charm with some kindling on top!
     
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  6. Jeff B

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    I use lint and fatwood
     
  7. Brentc17

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    I also do lint and wax. Make balls before hand and keep in jar.
     
  8. SiDbaru

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    #28 SiDbaru, Dec 13, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019 at 11:26 AM
    @Vongoldie
    I wrote on my hiking backpack with a sharpie "bag of Fritos every time)
    When I don't end up using them I eat them on the ride home lol
    They light like a candle
     
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  9. Rexplorer

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    i have a stack of dry wood at my place. winter or rainy conditions, i toss some of it in a tote in the fj. enough dry wood for 30 minutes of good fire will dry out your next few hours of wood.
     
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  10. Blackmtnram

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    They burn clean too doesnt leave a trace
     
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