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Nasty fire starter
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:22:29 PM »
Not for morons:

Need magnesium shavings,rust particles, 2 ziploc baggies( to keep the iron rust and magnesium shavings SEPARATE)

Step one, layout tinder with larger split firewood underneath
step 2, sprinkle rust into centre in a small pile, keeping your face back, add a small amount of magnesium and away she goes.
Some things to keep in mind this will burn through an engine block, so dont light it up on top of muskeg moss... keep a little sand on hand to smother it. DO NOT USE WATER have fun with it Oh right no spark or matches needed.
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Re: Nasty fire starter
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 08:13:42 PM »
Rust first, hmm


wish you had posted this a couple of months ago, I was in the process of getting rid of an old vehicle and needless to say it had a lot of rust.

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Re: Nasty fire starter
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
Iron oxide and shaved aluminum = thermite if the cobwebs are not too thick. Magnesium works as a great catalyst to get the other two to start the hyperthermic reaction, or whatever it is called.

Be careful when you place with fire. Might want a class "D" fire extinguisher around.

Just saying..........safety first.

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Re: Nasty fire starter
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 11:15:41 PM »
Apologies forgot the aluminium
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Re: Nasty fire starter
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 10:17:20 AM »
Safety? Sounds like my Mom...LOL  I just love wrecking sh.t .... Consequences resulting from "fun"...It's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission...LMAO But yeah this stuff is super hot, and should not be taken lightly. Could be used to cut steel when there is no other alternative...
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Re: Nasty fire starter
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 09:25:03 PM »
Another little trick is to jam as much absorbent cloth ( cloth daiper cut into a long strip works well) into a pop bottle, saturate it in gas or some semi flammable liquid, then, after it is well soaked in empty the excess and cap it. Pullout short pieces and cut them off to use as a fast fire starter. In hot weather you may have to release pressure once in a while.

PS when jamming in the cloth I like to use a slender piece of wood(pencil) and spiral it in.

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