Camp fire flint

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 19:48
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Anyone be able to tell me which is the best Flint/Stone for lighting the camp fire. I saw Malcolm Douglas use one on the television a short time ago.

Also where would I buy one. ( I am located in Victoria)

Thanks Folks

Thomo
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Reply By: DIO - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 19:50

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 19:50
Any good camping store should be able to provide you with one.

For what it's worth, a cig. lighter or matches are a bit more reliable - and cheaper. Good luck with it.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:25

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:25
I would say Barnie more than Fred, he seems to be the smart one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:34

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:34
hahahahahahahaha Aye, careful there Shane!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G NSW - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:35

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 21:35
I reckon Wilma is the better option for lighting the "Fire" LOL
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 20:35

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 20:35
Thomo

MagFire are a well known brand.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 23:56

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 23:56
Search Firesteel in Ebay, they have some cheaper units that are supposed to work for 3000 times.. Michael
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 01:02

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 01:02
Still reckon the good old Zippo lighter is as reliable as anything,kept full of fluid the flint and wheel don't suffer from moistue and spark up nicely.
Just don't carry a freshly filled one in the front pocket of your pants!
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 03:24

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 03:24
Also known as Light My Fire i hav one and takes a bit of getting used too...Someone else bought one on a camping trip and could not even get a fire from his at all,i tried it and did but only just (he was taking it back did not spark like mine)


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Reply By: Smudger - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 08:27

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 08:27
If you like to muck around with toys, have a look t this. I bought one years ago and it works fine. Bit of fun at the campsite. Piston Fire Starter
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Follow Up By: gjcumming - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 13:16

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 13:16
Hello Smudger.

Interesting device. So how is it operated to produce the ember?
Regards: Grant
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Reply By: BenDiD - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 09:21

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 09:21
My tip for using one of these "fire steels" are to buy as a long a one as possible as this makes it easier to produce a good amount of sparks in one stroke. Price difference is minimal ($10).

Kitchen paper, toilet paper or others have suggested lint from your dryer, all catch easily from the sparks produced. Much more so than paper or leaf litter.

Mine is permanently in the glove box, along with my favourite folding knife and leatherman style tool.

Good luck.

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