Twisted Sisal Rope for fire starting !

old4570

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For all those BushCrafty folk ..


Cut it up , make it light and airy , and one strike from your ferite rod ...
So if your going to have rope ? How about Sisal Rope ( Hemp rope to some )
 

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Not a bad idea to have on hand, seems it would come in handy as a nice backup.
 

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Nice idea. I experimented with making my own firelighters by saving wood shavings that were used as packaging material, putting a ball of them in cardboard egg cartons and pouring in melted wax from old candles. They work well but it's a bit of a messy process melting and pouring the wax. 100% recycled though.
 

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Most dry and fluffed up things will do just fine. Striking the right balance between air and fuel is the key.
 

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Nice idea. I experimented with making my own firelighters by saving wood shavings that were used as packaging material, putting a ball of them in cardboard egg cartons and pouring in melted wax from old candles. They work well but it's a bit of a messy process melting and pouring the wax. 100% recycled though.
My dad did this same thing 40 years ago. I thought he was nuts but then I saw them in stores for sale 😁
 

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For a fire starter the scouts are taught to put dryer lint into a toilet paper tube. Certainly a great fire extender is a little Vaseline. Vaselinized cotton balls, a good combination! I'm told (although I have never tried it) ear wax is a good extender. Perhaps a cotton swab with some ear wax would be good. Cotton the catch the spark, and wax to extend it's burn time.

I'm stunned at these survival shows, where they struggle to find dry kindling to get a fire started, and they don't consider the cotton they are wearing! I've seen videos where a few scrapings of a knife on the person's jeans will create a little pile of fresh dry cotton, just waiting to be ignited with a spark.

I guess I am not made for TV.
 

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Oh my!
One of the suggested similar threads was by WoodsWalker
Boy, I do miss him.

Here he lights a group of cotton swabs.

 
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