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Old 02-07-2018, 11:32 AM
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I always have found that these things work as well as the tinder I want to light. Duh..
Spark is always good , but you need DRY tinder for quick results. Duh X2.
Finding bone dry tinder is sometimes hard to locate, so I decided to rubber band a magnesium block to the ferro (so I don't loose it). I can dump lots of mag scrapings on the flammables.
This saves the rod and I won't run out of mag powder too quickly.
I use old hacksaw blades or old blade from my sawzsall.

My primary is still a BIC lighter.
If it's damp/wet tinder I wrap some mag tape around the bundle and rediscover fire.
Mag tape makes a good long range signal too. Lights easy with an open flame a la BIC.
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