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Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:47 pm

How'd yall make it? I remember I used a stick and a board, called a hand drill, n it looked like smoke was forming, but i quit as i got tired.

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby B. W. » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:49 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How'd yall make it? I remember I used a stick and a board, called a hand drill, n it looked like smoke was forming, but i quit as i got tired.


Yes, in Outward Bound class I took. Used a bow drill. Use your boot shoe lace attached around a small bow of wood, to a notched hand board to hold drill in place without hurting your hand then add this to the wood drill. One end of the drill is rough cut point cut and another the base we called - the starter piece of wood notched to fit the end of the drill where you placed the fluff/starter.

It is the fluff, or starter fiber,s that is the key and they must be dry such as a mix of shredded pine bark with dry needles, moss, along with some bark from an dead pine tree where you see the sap is crystallized - that is what they use make turpentine out of and highly flammable.

Hold the base with your foot, place the drill in place in the base. Use three or four twist of the bow string on the drill like a coil and apply pressure to the hand board and back and forth you go.

Secret is the fluff or starter you use, humidity is also a factor and if damp wood, you the pine tree with sap and dead pine with the crystallized sap. Take a bit of time to get the hand of it and apply the right pressure.

Once an ember is made, blow on it this you see a flame starts then add the dry pine crystallized sap bark and branches: Fire...

What is Outward Bound>>>

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http://www.outwardbound.org/about-outwa ... nd-school/

Class I took was wilderness survival and mountaineering course and, yes, I climb mountains not because they were there but rather had too to pass the course!
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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby RickD » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:00 pm

My wife makes me sammiches from scratch. I will not accept anything less.

She wakes up at 3AM, on our farm, to get all the ingredients for my sammich.

That's the only time I let her out of the kitchen. Oh, and she can go in the bedroom too, if you know what I mean. No, not that, you dirty pig! She can go to the bedroom to sleep.
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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Philip » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:03 pm

Have yall started a fire from scratch?


Sure, you scratch the strip on a matchbook with a match. :mrgreen:

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Hortator » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:21 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How'd yall make it? I remember I used a stick and a board, called a hand drill, n it looked like smoke was forming, but i quit as i got tired.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macdonald_triad

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:13 pm

Hortator wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:How'd yall make it? I remember I used a stick and a board, called a hand drill, n it looked like smoke was forming, but i quit as i got tired.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macdonald_triad

:mrgreen:

:evil: seriously...
it was bc of a survival situation i was trying to see if it would work n it appered to almost work...what, why u put that?

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Philip wrote:
Have yall started a fire from scratch?


Sure, you scratch the strip on a matchbook with a match. :mrgreen:

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:pound: :pound: yup, done that too. works better.

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:49 pm

I'm slowly becoming a pyromaniac. I like starting fires in my tin can stove I made. It's a large tin can with a smaller tin can stuck to the side with holes of course for stuffing stuff to slowly burn with a handle to carry it with. Sometimes I do it to release tension or frustration and other times I use it to cook wild food and other times just to watch something burn. My dad was concerned I'd be a firebug.

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Nessa » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:23 pm

Philip wrote:
Have yall started a fire from scratch?


Sure, you scratch the strip on a matchbook with a match. :mrgreen:

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Matchbook?
Matchbox

You dont read the matches..you light them

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Philip » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:28 am


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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby RickD » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:45 am

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Who has never heard of a matchbook?
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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby B. W. » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:15 am

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:I'm slowly becoming a pyromaniac. I like starting fires in my tin can stove I made. It's a large tin can with a smaller tin can stuck to the side with holes of course for stuffing stuff to slowly burn with a handle to carry it with. Sometimes I do it to release tension or frustration and other times I use it to cook wild food and other times just to watch something burn. My dad was concerned I'd be a firebug.


This is not good...

Suggest you get help for this before it develops further...
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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Philip » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:19 am

Who has never heard of a matchbook?


Apparently the clown on stilts! :lol:

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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby RickD » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:46 am

Philip wrote:
Who has never heard of a matchbook?


Apparently the clown on stilts! :lol:

Oh, well that's understandable. Completely different culture. New Zealand is basically a 3rd world civilization.
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Re: Have yall started a fire from scratch?

Postby Nessa » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:31 pm

RickD wrote:Image
Who has never heard of a matchbook?

Silly me, of course Americans would have those kind of books y#-o


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