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Instafire. Anyone try this stuff?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by clearconscience, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    its just wood pellets, paraffin wax and volcanic rock pieces...

    make your own for cheaper using fatwood from aged pine stumps and logs (and christmas trees!)
    Actually; first, dry out and age the christmas tree, then put it through a chipper, and you have yourself a very potent, hot burning fatwood chip pile to put in ziplock bags and use for camping (I harvest my own fatwood when I can)
     
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  3. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Every skill you learn makes you less dependent, more independent. Women love independent men, especially those that carry dead animals across their backs!
     
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    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Especially if they have "big guns".
     
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  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    initially women feel threatened by big guns, it is not until they realize that a reliable source of food an shelter is attached to same.....
     
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  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Jumbo cotton balls soaked in 90%+ alcohol with a magnesium firestarter to light em off also work very well, and have a very small footprint in a camping bag.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I think for someone who has never really had any out door experiences this would be a good product.
     
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  8. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    why


    just let elk droppings dry out soak in paraffin and store it in an old film container, same goes with a cotton ball rolled in Vaseline and into a old film container
     
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    Stepside2000 Vancouver Member

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    As like my as your dealing with someone who knows what an old film container looks like. I mentioned the cotton ball and Vaseline in a film canister to a younger co worker and he had to ask me what I meant.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,what do the guys carry their weed in now?
     
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  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A pinch of black powder.. the original instafire.
    Poof!
     
  12. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Metal or plastic. I have some metal ones, that I used to carry film in.
     
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  13. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Who needs fire starters? Just get one of them e smog things and it is like carrying a road flare in your pocket.

     
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    turner Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Similar to the above, I've made my own with success. I use an old egg carton, fill each cup with dryer lint and wood shavings and then pour melted wax over the whole thing. Once it's hardened you have 12 fire starters - just break the carton apart as you use it and burn the whole thing.
     
  15. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    They have little green translucent film canisters the dispensaries package the weed in. Perhaps you could just say "a weed container" from now on...
     
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  16. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Dude, fatwood is FRIGGING AWESOME! one time we ran into a massive pile of the stuff, even small pieces burn like rocket fuel.
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    +1

    But I don't use any wood shavings and I've found that you want some un waxed lint at the top if you want to start it with a fero rod.
     
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  18. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Instafire? You mean a lighter?
     
  19. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    All well and good store bought or, home made firestarters and I have some favorites like lint,the vaseline balls, but if you know what to look for and know how to get in to dry wood in a damp forest, there's your tender, you may work a bit but if you are willing to dig it out, well, its the best way to preserve your home made stuff. Nature is full of it, especially in the NW. 2 is one and one is none!

    Brutus Out
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Where's the fun in that o_O

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