OB Approved Wet Wood Fire Starter

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and dry for that matter.....

I carry in my BOB and in my jeep magnesium shavings, let me tell you this stuff burns HOT and works in rain or shine. Was camping in pouring down rain, wood wet, paper wet, wife wet (and cold) and I whip out my shavings and light them up, BAM! fire going and burned all night (dried the wood as it burned), now was a bit smokey as the wood was wet but pretty darn nice and the wife thinks I am a genius! LOL

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Cool, just ordered 6 bags to try it out. I always want a fire no matter the weather conditions, I can sit by the fire watching it burn for hours! I also picked up some fatwood sticks in Helen that should be helpful in starting fires too! Your story gave me an idea too, wouldn't be that hard to build a fire pit rain guard. Just need a piece of metal roofing about 2 foot square you couldn't mount on some poles a few feet above the fire!
 

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and dry for that matter.....

I carry in my BOB and in my jeep magnesium shavings, let me tell you this stuff burns HOT and works in rain or shine. Was camping in pouring down rain, wood wet, paper wet, wife wet (and cold) and I whip out my shavings and light them up, BAM! fire going and burned all night (dried the wood as it burned), now was a bit smokey as the wood was wet but pretty darn nice and the wife thinks I am a genius! LOL

Pick up the shavings cheap on the bay: magnesium shavings | eBay

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Thanks for the post. I will be picking some of these up.
 

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when choosing a place to store it remember it ignites easily and burns incredibly hot... and starts real easy.
you can also buy it as a solid block, file off a bit, and use sparks from a flint to start.
that is a safer choice.