Fire starter... - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bechtelsville, Pa. Loc. 5C
Posts: 1,422
Back To Top
Fire starter...

What's a good fire starter to keep in your pack?

rich battistoni
richbat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 02:52 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Posts: 3,770
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

Common cottonballs smothered in Vaseline, in a little baggie. As soon as a flick of the Bic touches them, you are in business. There are alot of gimmicks and good ones, but a regular old Zippo ligher is tough to beat. You can light it, put it down and put your tinder on top of it, remove it when you have a fire, and never hurt it.

"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)
Joe the Logger is offline  
post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 03:12 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chester County
Posts: 2,470
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

A book of matches, a couple strike anywhere matches in a little waterproof case, a lighter or a zippo. Now if you want to talk about the non-conventional? Steelwool and a 9 volt battery. Hand sanitizer (you need to light it though). Those starking stones and rods. Their are many things that will work.
ACEarcher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mercer Co. Pa
Posts: 977
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

dryer lint
water-gel is offline  
post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West Fairview Pa.
Posts: 519
Send a message via AIM to susquegander
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

00 fine steele wool and a 9 volt battery!
susquegander is offline  
post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 04:27 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Newport
Posts: 561
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

My son's boy scout troops typically collect dryer lint and keep it in ziplocks as mentioned above.

Another thing they have done is take an egg carton (bottom compatrmental side) and fill it with sawdust and wood chips. Then melt wax over the top until it is smooth. Let it harden. Then you can break off the little individual compartments as you need them.
Newport-Bill is offline  
post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 06:43 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Tracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Kempton, PA
Posts: 2,950
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

A ferro rod is great because it always works and lasts a long time, but starting a fire with sparks is much different than using a flame.

It's really hard to beat a Bic.

Zippo's are good but require flints and fluids to keep them operational. Also I've already had them leak and dry out after sitting for a while.

When backpacking, hunting, canoeing, etc I keep a Bic in my pack and almost always have a ferro rod on me.

"Now that you brought that up hang onto your paddle, and if ya hit any rocks don't hit em with ya head" Lewis
Tracker is offline  
post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 01:22 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
SuperX2Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Potter County
Posts: 3,452
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

I carry a ferro rod on my key ring, it has helped me out a few times in the past.

Similar to the egg carton idea, I took some empty snuff cans and filled them about half full with hot wax, then filled the rest with dryer lint, and then allowed it to harden. The lint takes a spark pretty well, and the wax keeps the flame going for a bit.
SuperX2Nut is offline  
post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: grove city
Posts: 3,634
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

I carry a fire steel. You can get them off of amazon and they throw a great spark. I bought the biggest one I could find to give me more room to grip it. It works really well and when we camp my kids take turns starting the campfire with it. If it will work for a 6 year old it will work for anyone. When I camp I also carry a small bag with cotton balls dipped in Vaseline and dryer lint. In the bag I also have really fine steel wool. I have 9volt batteries but make sure you keep the batteries in one compartment of your bag and the steel wool in the other you wouldn't want them to light up in your pack.

Molon Labe
buckhunter is offline  
post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 09:51 PM
Super Moderator
 
TATERDAVID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SAXONBURG PA
Posts: 23,743
Back To Top
Re: Fire starter...

I was out collecting some fat wood today.

2D

ONE NATION UNDER GOD...


Pray for our troops, and for our country

God Bless America
TATERDAVID is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome