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« on: September 12, 2015, 01:56:59 PM »
Light Fires More Easily with a Pencil Sharpener Walter Glenn , Gawker MediaSep 4, 2015, 06.30 PM IST Light Fires More Easily with a Pencil Sharpener
Thin wood shavings make the best tinder. The next time you go camping, consider throwing a pencil sharpener in your pack.
Sure, you can shave wood down for using as tinder with a good knife, but it's still hard to get those shavings as thin as you can with a pencil sharpener. As Instructables user Caspos shows us, sharpeners are tiny and weigh next to nothing, so they're easy to slip in with the rest of your gear. Look for one like this, which features two different sized holes and is made from magnesium. As you fire starters already know, magnesium shavings ignite easily, helping catch even slightly damp tinder. Just run the back of your knife against the sharpener to shave a tiny bit of magnesium onto the wood.
Fire Lighting With The Aid of a Pencil Sharpener | Instructables
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Re: tip
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 07:38:51 PM »
Thanks Zeker.

That is a great idea.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 04:47:32 PM »
Another tip for firestarting.
When using a bow drill to start a fire, you need a thick piece of wood for the block to apply pressure to the spindle.  What I did was buy a pair of roller blades at Goodwill.  I removed the wheels from the roller blades and instead of a wood block, I use a roller blade wheel to apply the pressure.  I just make the top of the spindle thinner and insert it into the axle hole of the wheel.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 05:29:22 PM »
 
but but..
 
dont you catch on fire when you are bladeing down the roAD? :-\
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 05:36:21 PM »
Me on roller blades............yyeeaahh, like that's gonna happen.  I make a fool of myself by accident enough times that I don't need to do it on purpose.
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