Flint and Steel Troubleshooting

Flint and Steel Troubleshooting. The flint and steel is a great fire-lighting tool, however, it can have a learning curve. While the flint and steel isn’t quite as particular as friction fire, the process from spark to flame needs some steps and structure, otherwise it may not work. All the phases don’t have to be perfect. However, if…

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The difference between flint & steel, ferro rod, magnesium bar

The difference between flint & steel, ferrocerium rod and magnesium bar fire starter. With the many bushcraft fire-lighting tools around, it can be a bit confusing about the names and correct terms of each one. In some outdoor YouTube channels and survival shows, there seems to be a misunderstanding about what fire lighting tools are what. Some shows…

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How to modify a Bic lighter

How to modify a Bic lighter for bushcraft and survival use. I enjoy playing around with the flint and steel and various methods of friction fire, but the Bic lighter provides instant flame. (Most times, so also have back up fire lighting tools.)  While it can be susceptible to the cold and wet, it is a handy survival…

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TBS Fatboy Firesteel Review

TBS Fatboy Ferro Rod - Review The TBS Fatboy Firesteel (Ferrocerium rod.) is solid ferro rod at ½ inch (12.5mm) in diameter and 4” (101 mm) long, including the handle. It comes from TBS Outdoor, the makers of TBS knives. Out of the bag, the first sparks. Okay, I admit I was pretty excited and couldn’t wait to…

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