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    YES!!! Now we're talking!!!!!!!!
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    Sssh Re: What lights your fire?

    The conclusion:






    And last but not least, the patent (PDF).

    I was lucky enough to find a couple sealed packages...

    btw, the ad is right, it is a very dependable lighter.
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    bart....:shrugs:

    where the deviled eggs do you find things like this?
    first this then the "logical successor to flint thingy"...individually boxed and all...
    how exactly... I'm speechless

    are all dutchman this resourceful?
    jeez....having the ability to find and acquire vintage lighters from the US makes me wonder why your still wearing wooden shoes

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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation View Post
    wooden shoes
    I heard they were really comfortable. Can't say I've ever tried though.
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Rolleye11 Re: What lights your fire?

    Illum, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you...

    I like my clogs... I don't have enough business sence nor the desire to loose my clogs.

    TorchBoy, they take some getting used to, but after that they are surprisingly comfy (if you don't have to walk miles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by B@rt View Post
    I like my clogs... I don't have enough business sence nor the desire to loose my clogs.
    How would you loose them? They're solid wood aren't they?
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Crackup Re: What lights your fire?

    No, they are hollow, our feet don't grow in them...
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    Yeah, I figured that. But the wooden parts are solid? So to loose them you have to steam bend them?
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    I can only imagine...I guess I took the thread off course

    someone tie in the relationship between wooden shoes and lighting fires so I don't get in trouble for this

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    Connect wooden shoes to lighting fires... hmm...

    If you need fire, you can burn some wooden shoes.

    These days, my fire is lit by a small Mg/flint and striker, a Blast Match, and a small Al pill fob filled with black powder, a few shreds of toilet paper, and some bits of string.

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    Crackup Re: What lights your fire?

    Hehe, nope, they're just a loose fit.

    I'm waiting for this one to get here (amongst a few others ).
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    Party Re: What lights your fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by B@rt View Post
    Hehe, nope, they're just a loose fit.

    I'm waiting for this one to get here (amongst a few others ).

    reminds me of a US M68 impact fragmentation grenade

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    Evilgrin07 Re: What lights your fire?

    Lol Illum.

    I'm using one of these now, mainly because I had to take some pics for CPFMP...


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    Naughty Re: What lights your fire?

    lighting ciggies with burning rope eh?

    so how exactly do you extinguish it? I mean yeah I see theres a cap attached, but cotton will smolder given a temperature high enough to sustain it

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    Ohgeez Re: What lights your fire?

    It deprives the rope from oxygen, the other thing needed for smoldering...
    BART

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    Quote Originally Posted by oregon View Post
    I've actually lit the "strike anywhere" matches on my jeans by holding the match close to the business end and dragging it along the pants covering my upper leg. You need to quickly shift your grip when it ignites and somehow keep from breaking off the tip.

    Thanks for the pic.

    oregon

    You can also use the zipper on your jeans. Also need to be careful.

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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    b@rt,
    um....among other things....
    did your "grenade" lighter arrive?

    any details?

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    I replaced the Mg/flint and striker on one of my keyrings with one of those little survival lighters. Now I carry that plus a pill fob with a piece of a Coghlan's Fire Stick (item 7940). I think I'm set now.

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    I've been lighting my fires with the standard Windmill windproof lighters. I just passed down my clear one to a family member and purchased a new black one. During my hunting trips I used that and a fire steel with magnesium rod that supports the flint. The spark works great for lighting stoves and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot36 View Post
    During my hunting trips I used that and a fire steel with magnesium rod that supports the flint. The spark works great for lighting stoves and such.
    I've found that with the spark too, but how much do you use the magnesium?
    No, a torch does not always mean flames.
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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    My personal preference is for the refillable piezo lighters that can be operated with a single press. I don't need the jet torch models, but they are very nice and I sometimes buy them. Glad I never took up smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorchBoy View Post
    I've found that with the spark too, but how much do you use the magnesium?
    Rarely, I've only shaved it off two or three times on that particular firesteel. Both times on damp pine needles. It did work when the spark alone wouldn't. The second time I tried the needles contained too much moisture...they were actually wet and I didn't keep trying as it wasn't an emergency situation. It seems to work well when you can't find fine tinder. The magnesium shavings will ignite a broad leaf and other material that isn't fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B@rt View Post
    Illum, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you...
    Well could you hurry up and kill one of us so that you could tell the rest how that flameless, oldschool lighter works!

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    Wink Re: What lights your fire?

    Simply put it works by the fact that "platinum black" and platinum wires are acting as a catalyst for the methanol/air mixture to react. The platinum black is used to start the exothermic reaction, heating up the platinum wires enough to take over the catalysis. They start to glow red hot and ignite the fuel mixture.
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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    The guy on Survivorman comes up with alot of ways to start fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B@rt View Post
    Simply put it works by the fact that "platinum black" and platinum wires are acting as a catalyst for the methanol/air mixture to react. The platinum black is used to start the exothermic reaction, heating up the platinum wires enough to take over the catalysis. They start to glow red hot and ignite the fuel mixture.
    aha! I did have to go and look-up "exothemic"...lol That's very interesting and I had never heard about that until you enlightened me. Thanks Bart.


    MARVAV1 The guy on Survivorman comes up with alot of ways to start fires.
    I really liked the Survival Man episode were Les Stroud uses the fire piston while kayaking the Alaskan coast. Cool stuff!

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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    I am always carrying a windmill classic black with me. For things which are not easy flammable, I am using this:

    http://www.blazerproducts.com/tools/pb207.html

    richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritch View Post
    I am always carrying a windmill classic black with me. For things which are not easy flammable, I am using this:

    http://www.blazerproducts.com/tools/pb207.html

    richard
    The windmill classic is a great size isn't it, but doesn't hold much fuel. The blazer apears to hold over 4 grams of fuel...nice.

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    Default Re: What lights your fire?

    Going back to the fire piston...I traded and am awaiting a custom aluminum fire piston in the mail, how many of you guys have a fire piston? I read up on them and find it is a very interesting little tool, can't wait to play with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlerylover View Post
    Going back to the fire piston...I traded and am awaiting a custom aluminum fire piston in the mail, how many of you guys have a fire piston? I read up on them and find it is a very interesting little tool, can't wait to play with it!
    I don't have one yet but was considering one of the clear plastic micro ones. They look very interesting.

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