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Jack
2008-09-29, 14:33
Picked up a roll of jute cord & a small brass hose repair barb
at Home Depot yesterday...

Three lengths of cord wound together & passed through the
ID of the barb makes a dandy tinder tube - Fray out the jute
& it bursts into flame easily with a spark from a sparklite or
firesteel. Cost less than $4, including a lifetime supply of jute
tinder. Pretty neat.

Jack :bandit:

D'Artagnan
2008-09-29, 15:06
Got any photos?

Thanks!

Jack
2008-09-29, 15:23
No, unfortunately - Perhaps I can borrow my sister's camera...

john gault
2008-09-29, 15:27
Probably make a cool demo on Youtube.

Jack
2008-09-29, 15:30
BTW, if you google "tinder tube" you'll find it's not a new idea,
and pictures.

:bandit:

incognito
2008-09-29, 22:43
Here is a youtube showing the ignition of jute with ferro rod and steel. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBBtUIVM5s)

This one shows several tubes used for starting fire. (http://www.bplite.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=63)

Summit
2008-10-24, 22:44
Since converting from a white gas stove to a butane one, I miss the good ol' 'Boy Scout fire starting method' . . . a splash of Coleman fuel . . . a match . . . and whoosh . . . a fire! :D

TOW
2008-10-27, 22:09
Where can I get one of these?

atraildreamer
2008-10-28, 23:40
Since converting from a white gas stove to a butane one, I miss the good ol' 'Boy Scout fire starting method' . . . a splash of Coleman fuel . . . a match . . . and whoosh . . . a fire! :D

Ronson Lighter Fluid aka: BSW (Boy Scout Water). Used it on every hike Troop 2, Valley Falls, RI ever took. The scoutmaster even borrowed it to start a fire one damp day.

JAK
2008-11-03, 09:11
Great idea. Thanks for the links to Zelph's little firestarters also.

Wise Old Owl
2008-11-08, 12:00
Ronson Lighter Fluid aka: BSW (Boy Scout Water). Used it on every hike Troop 2, Valley Falls, RI ever took. The scoutmast even borrowed it to start a fire one damp day.


Hell that's nothing, On a Father Son Campout & no Scoutmaster, I picked up the propane cylinder attached the trigger igniting plumber's torch and walked up to the wet campfire and pulled the trigger. Within Seconds there was a whoosh, and I said "Now that's A FIRE!" and all I got was a bunch of groans.

Brings out the Aussie in me.......

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/MarkSwarbrick/crockdundee.jpg

sheepdog
2008-11-08, 14:37
Since converting from a white gas stove to a butane one, I miss the good ol' 'Boy Scout fire starting method' . . . a splash of Coleman fuel . . . a match . . . and whoosh . . . a fire! :D

Ahhh yes, but a man can only grow his eyebrows back so many times.