Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 43

Thread: my dedicated fire kit pouch

  1. #11
    Pyromaniac
    Wave Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 501 Times in 252 Posts
    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.
    Keith.
    Attachment 25700
    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.
    Wave Man AKA Dean
    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER...a Bone Collector"
    "No sense Rough-n it in the bush, when you can Smooth-n it" Dave Canterbury

  2. #12
    Russell Coight

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
    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?

  3. #13
    Pyromaniac
    Wave Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 501 Times in 252 Posts
    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

    Wave Man AKA Dean
    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER...a Bone Collector"
    "No sense Rough-n it in the bush, when you can Smooth-n it" Dave Canterbury

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Wave Man For This Useful Post:

    Taplow (22-02-19)

  5. #14
    Never Alone In The Bush
    Aussie123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Posts
    5,125
    Thanks
    6,576
    Thanked 4,598 Times in 1,777 Posts
    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.
    Keith.
    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.
    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.

  6. #15
    John McDouall Stuart
    Le Loup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New England NSW
    Posts
    628
    Thanks
    390
    Thanked 883 Times in 340 Posts
    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.
    Keith.
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
    Robert Frost

    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/
    http://neclhg.freeforums.net/
    http://australiansurvivalandpreppers.blogspot.com.au/

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Le Loup For This Useful Post:

    Hairyman (12-01-19),Wave Man (11-01-19)

  8. #16
    Les Stroud

    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 72 Times in 33 Posts
    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.

    Peanut lighter.jpg

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Randall For This Useful Post:

    barra650 (21-02-19),Bloffy13 (20-01-19)

  10. #17
    Pyromaniac
    Wave Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 501 Times in 252 Posts
    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.
    Wave Man AKA Dean
    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER...a Bone Collector"
    "No sense Rough-n it in the bush, when you can Smooth-n it" Dave Canterbury

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Wave Man For This Useful Post:

    Randall (16-01-19)

  12. #18
    Pyromaniac
    Wave Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanks
    362
    Thanked 501 Times in 252 Posts
    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.
    Wave Man AKA Dean
    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER...a Bone Collector"
    "No sense Rough-n it in the bush, when you can Smooth-n it" Dave Canterbury

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Wave Man For This Useful Post:

    Thrud (17-01-19)

  14. #19
    Les Stroud

    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 72 Times in 33 Posts
    I was reunited with an early (for me) youtube survivalist dude. He's showing a new product he found - it's a ferro rod that takes the place of the tooth pick in a Swiss Army pocket knife. It's the sort of thing I'd put in my SAK's, because why not? Although I do often find uses for the toothpicks, but I'm sure those uses can be duplicated by one of the many other tools in the SAK. When I saw his video, I thought of this post of yours Wave man

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U5zZdIXeiQ

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Randall For This Useful Post:

    Wave Man (22-02-19)

  16. #20
    Richard Proenneke
    Thrud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,858
    Thanks
    2,625
    Thanked 2,120 Times in 936 Posts

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to Thrud For This Useful Post:

    Wave Man (22-02-19)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •