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Old 01-31-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Campfire Challenge

Next time you go camping, see if you can make a fire the old fashion way, without matches. Its harder than you think. This will keep the adults and the kids busy for a long time.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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And keep mom waiting.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Kevin, I got as far as getting huge billows of smoke one time, but got worn out before I got a coal.

I do enjoy using a ferroceum fire starter with natural tinder sometimes just to stay in practice!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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Survivorman can't even due it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
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I did this once in front of a bunch of grade 7 students (many years ago) when I was a "camp counselor" after my first year of university. I managed to work it into a nice small flame and suitably impressed the heck out of them.

Never managed it since...(that's when the matches come in handy)
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:48 AM   #6
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I did it in Girl Scouts (40 years ago) so I pretty much say, once was enough!
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:34 AM   #7
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All I know is you cant start a fire with 1 match UNLESS YOU HAVE 2
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:38 AM   #8
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never ever ever ever got the bow to work !!! must try again the grandkids would be very impressed!! or not!
did a winter survival training a couple of years age used steel wool & a battery works like a charm
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:39 AM   #10
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How'd that happen? i didn't post yet!
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Learning can be fun too! While working with a Boy Scout troup I had all the boys proficient at this method of fire starting. Our canoe club had a meeting about wilderness suevival and our son showed them this method of fire starting. It intstantly became a super enjoyable evening with everyone trying to make flames. We had to move outside so as not to set off the smoke alarm.
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We used flint and steel in Boy Scouts, it was very simple and quick. Never tried the bow method.
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Hi: All... I use the two stick method but I make sure there a match!!!
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