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    Fire Starters...EZ Fire

    Steve Eaton demonstrated the utility of these fire starters a couple of years ago, and changed our approach to starting fires in our fireplace at the cabin and also in the little stoves that Bill Rusk introduced me to in SE AK.

    EZ Fire starters...

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    Seriously, I packed some of these for flying with Bill, and the guy was skeptical. I think he is now a believer. I ordered a box of 100.

    In addition to Bill, I showed these to Darrel Starr, and he and Vivion are now believers.

    You light one corner and the contents drip down onto the wood and I've never had one fail to start a fire.

    Something for you to consider adding to your kit.

    Randy
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    Best emergency fire starter you can carry in your plane is a road flare. Even wet wood will burn

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Wet Fire.

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    Randy that looks like a nicely packaged and easy to carry fire starter.

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    Here’s what I like. Fat Wood. This is ponderosa pine that has died and the pitch returns to the stump and turpentines collect in the wood. It lights like charcoal lighter fluid.
    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Wyatt Earp

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    I just carry a few zip lock bags of dryer lint
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    Impregnate cotton balls with Vaseline. Works great and costs very little. Burns for several minutes.

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    I'm a fire pit guy at home and a wood stove guy at the cabin. Not a fan of making kindling. A plumber's torch is a go-to fav but a weed burner gets it done faster.

    Wet Fire and a Blast Match will start a fire in heavy rain and wind. The little survival stove weighs nothing and is easy to carry. Sometimes a guy needs a hot cup of broth or coffee to take the next step. And above tree line there's no wood anyway. I used to carry Esbit tablets but Wet Fire is even better.
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    Round cotton makeup removal pads

    1 pound bees wax melted, add couple
    of shots of tiki torch fluid.

    Dip each pad in and let dry. They last forever, doesn’t make a mess on hot days. Will burn for 10 minutes.

    When needed, fold in half to expose cotton and lights even with a ferrocerium rod.

    2 sets of 2, lay very flat and compact in my vest. Another half dozen in the camp gear all the time.

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    This one seems easiest...Click image for larger version. 

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    If that sexy leopard print couch doesn’t “warm you up”, nothing will
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    I lived in Kodiak in the early 70’s. Everything was always wet. I started carrying among my usual fire starters, calcium carbide. A gravel like substance that produces acetylene gas when water is added. Carbide was used in acetylene generators and miners lamps. If your fire hasn't dried your kindling by the time your flame starts to die just add more water. And of course road flares as Glenn suggested. They are real a match. Short ten minute flares are adequate.
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    a little off subject but I look for a good source of wood first and of course you need some snow also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douten View Post
    a little off subject but I look for a good source of wood first and of course you need some snow also.
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    Look for Douten's new TV shows on Discovery Channel
    "Maine chimney Masters" or the sequel on A&E
    "Pyros of the North Woods"

    Glenn
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