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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Loup View Post
    Just don't forget that the Hudson Bay tobacco tin is of no use as a tinderbox if you intend the prepare natural fungi & plant tinders, or even charring cloth. The process will stuff up the burning lens in the lid.
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    thanks for the heads up Keith, much appreciated. I had heard the Hudson Bay Tobacco tins lens is susceptible to damage in some cases (mainly on the inside of the tin and damage occurring from the contents rubbing up against the lens). I will include a char tin in the larger kit when I build it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave Man View Post
    The bearing block is one of two I have, this one is slightly smaller (and thus fits in this kit better) and is made from a piece of micarta, I keep it in this kit so if I want to give bow drill a go I am ready to go.
    I like the micarta bearing block Dean. Did you make it yourself or buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 098steve View Post
    I like the micarta bearing block Dean. Did you make it yourself or buy it?
    it was actually made for me by a good friend and he gifted it to me. AFAIK there are only two of them in existence, the one he made me and the other he kept for himself. It really is a great bit of kit and works well. Of the two though (the micarta version and the skateboard bearing version the skateboard bearing is the best, makes bow drill so much easier and eliminates any chance of the bearing block heating up)

    here are the two up close

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Loup View Post
    Just don't forget that the Hudson Bay tobacco tin is of no use as a tinderbox if you intend the prepare natural fungi & plant tinders, or even charring cloth. The process will stuff up the burning lens in the lid.
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    thanks for the heads up Keith, much appreciated. I had heard the Hudson Bay Tobacco tins lens is susceptible to damage in some cases (mainly on the inside of the tin and damage occurring from the contents rubbing up against the lens). I will include a char tin in the larger kit when I build it.
    Thanks Keith + Wave Man ... I had wondered about the lens vs charring ....
    Sounds like that tin would be best for storage rather than for use.

    The Husdon Bay style also have the plain tin, one could always add a lens as an item in the tin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave Man View Post
    thanks for the heads up Keith, much appreciated. I had heard the Hudson Bay Tobacco tins lens is susceptible to damage in some cases (mainly on the inside of the tin and damage occurring from the contents rubbing up against the lens). I will include a char tin in the larger kit when I build it.
    If you are only going to store charred cloth in this tin it should be okay, the problem comes if you char tinders in the fire as per originally done, & then use this tin to smother the embers as is done with a real tinderbox. You don't need to carry a tin for charring, but that of course is your choice. Depends on whether or not you are trying to lighten your load or get rid of items that take up room & are not needed.
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    I have a kind of urban kit as well as a bush kit. In the urban kit I have a peanut lighter. I refill it every now and then with a teaspoon of petrol I also have a few band aids, alcohol swabs etc. The alcohol swabs double for fast fire lighting.

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    I have a peanut lighter attached to my house key set, they are a good lighter, but for most kits I prefer the Clipper brand disposable lighter.
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    just got a lot of trick re-lighting candles (as per @Thrud's suggestion) and added a couple to each of my kits. Thanks mate for the suggestion.
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