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  1. This was very cool and interesting to watch Brian. I've always wondered about the need for a hole. I have seen some friends of mine use a method where you can put a hole in the side of the lid, and the tin where the lid overlaps, and when you rotate the holes so they dont align, you have a fully functioning tin! Cheers, Jack

  2. when you need a fire you need a fire RIGHT NOW.

    I would rather have a spark that goes directly to flame than get a lot of tinder; catch a spark on char cloth then blow the spark into flame.

  3. And there I was hoping to watch one last thing explode on my fourth of july weekend. Oh well. Hopin all of y' all other subscribers had a safe and happy 4th.

  4. Instead of poking the hole in the lid  poke the hole through the side of the lid and tin. Offset the lid a bit so you can line up the holes to char but tighten the lid down when you want to store it.

    Good videos…

  5. Sorry Duxdawg. YOU LOSE.

    You know nothing about me or my skills.

    I have been a survivalist and Prepper for 41 years. I will be 60 in Aprill.

    Just because I detest char cloth does not mean I have no skills.

    Let's say I am a pragmatic survivalist.

    When you need a fire you need a fire 15 minutes ago.

    If you have someone with hypothermia they need a fire as soon as possible. I never go into the bush without three ways to start fires.

    a. Matches
    b. Bic lighter
    c. Multiple ferro rods. One of them is 10 inches long and 1/2 inch THICK!

    Butane lighters some timed gets wet or the fuel leaks out.

    Matches sometimes get wet and you can't light them

    Ferro rods always work no matter of altitude. When hypothermia sets in you lose fine muscle control in the fingers. Using a scraper or spine of a knife blade uses the larger muscles in the palm and forearms.

    Use a ferro rod on a cotton ball with petroleum jelly or the dry scraped inner bark of a limb. Then you get FLAMES not an ember.

    Duxdawg I guess your skills are inadequate because you thought char cloth was necessary.

    I encourage you to check out my vid about my survival kit and other items from my pack. Who knows you might even learn something.

  6. Duxdawg

    I have those skills of lighting a fire many ways without matches or lighter. I did take survival training 41 years ago.

    My problem with flint and steel and catching a spark on char cloth is many fold.

    1. You have to catch a spark on char cloth.

    2. You have to have a good sized birds nest

    3. You have to baby the spark until you can blow it into flame.

    4. Then you have to put this flaming birds nest into your teepee of kindling.

    Lighting a flame that way can easily take 20 minutes to an hour.

    Sometimes you can be unconscious or dead in that amount of time.

    Give me a cotton ball saturated in petroleum jelly or wax. Use a knife or fingers to expose the cotton fibers. Light it with a match, lighter, or ferro rod and you have real flames instead of an ember.


    I had no intention of starting a flame war. I just got tired of the continued disrespect implying that I had no skills.

    Your original post hit a raw neve and wanted to point out that I do have skills (meaning you lost the bet I had no skills.)

    Flint and steel, magnifying glass, bow drill, push plow, turning the bottom of a soda can into a parabolic fire starter, etc.

    All of those are fine for survival training, or re-enactments.

    In a life and death survival situation; trying to start a fire with primative methods can and will get you killed!

    I neither teach survival (though I am qualified to do so), nor participate in re-enactments.

    I am pragmatic in my uses of survival options.

    Give me three methods of fire starting that I can bet my life on.

    Mr. Meyers of Mantis Outdoors carries Sure fire in his fire starting kit.

    He understands "When you need a fire; you need a FIRE!"

  7. DuxDawg: apology accepted.

    Back to char cloth. As I said earlier a survival instructor NOT teaching many ways of starting a fire is inexcusable.

    If you want to start fires with flint and steel; by all means be my guest.

    When a survivalist starts shivering from the cold; he should have the sense God gave a goose and put primitive methods away and use a method that has a higher percentage of success of starting a fire.

    Since you never know you will be in a survival situation until you are; so I only carry methods with some guarantee of starting a fire.