I agree with you Grey Bear Jr I made myself one when I first started with my flinter and it is still hanging on it and I always use it . You can not be to safe . I like to prime My flinter up right at the beginning of the day when hunting hours come around and check often to make shore it is dry . I also use a cows knee to cover my Lock evern if it is not raining or snowing . I do not like getting cot in a down poor . My cows knee looks more like a lock cover now days (the kind you buy from the store ). Last day of late flintlock season I learn a big lesson Wet powder and it was a block of ice .Grey Bear Jr said:Get yourself a frizzen cover. This slides over the frizzen and prevents the flint from sparking. Sort of like a safety for a flintlock. I re-enacted for many years and have been a safety inspector for historic weapons for many years as well. These are manditory in the re-enactment community. They should be in the woods as well.