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    Errr, yes, on June 11th in post #40 Woody posted...

    Errr, yes, on June 11th in post #40 Woody posted the exact same link I had posted in this thread on April 15th in post#24.... ;) :happy-clapping:
  2. Thread: Flint striker

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    For the "Flint" object in F&S we can use hundreds...

    For the "Flint" object in F&S we can use hundreds of types of rocks. Sandstone, granite, onyx, agate, jasper, dolomite, etc as well as many flints, cherts and quartzes. Carbide steel will also work....
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    That is very true, no one claimed it would be...

    That is very true, no one claimed it would be easy. But the Inuit and others depended upon it for centuries, so we know it is a reliable source of ignition for the skilled. Yes, the sparks for me...
  4. Thread: "Magnif-i"

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    T^

    T^
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    Another rock to add to the hundreds of types that...

    Another rock to add to the hundreds of types that can produce sparks. Very nice!
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    Remember that with solar fire ignition, size...

    Remember that with solar fire ignition, size matters. Thus a larger, lower powered lens will out perform a smaller, higher magnification lens. We can think of the lens as a funnel gathering photons....
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    Excellent links Woody! Thanks for starting this...

    Excellent links Woody! Thanks for starting this thread, the pics and sharing your sleuthing David!

    Of the half dozen or so pyrites I have found here in the Great Lakes region USA, all but two...
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    Very nice, congrats!

    Very nice, congrats!
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    Rock on Rock fire ignition.

    Y'all may find these links to be beneficial in regards to stone on stone fire ignition. :campfire:

    Article showing three sets he made stone on stone fire with....
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    Petras heil! Very well done indeed.

    Petras heil! Very well done indeed.
  11. Thread: porcupine

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    Very true about the quills in dogs. I've all too...

    Very true about the quills in dogs. I've all too much experience with that I'm afraid. Second quickest way I've found to get a porky out of a tree (second to shooting) is to start a smoky fire...
  12. Thread: A terrible day

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    So sad to hear this.

    So sad to hear this.
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    Hearts are among the best cuts of meat from every...

    Hearts are among the best cuts of meat from every critter. Many years ago the old timers would ask me for the hearts from my deer. First year thought nothing of it. The next year started thinking if...
  14. Thread: Alone

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    The guy that "filtered" water by pouring in on a...

    The guy that "filtered" water by pouring in on a moss covered rock was a complete idiot. If you packed a 12' long hollow log full of sphagnum moss and let the water soak in it for an hour... I would...
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    Ah, you are a breath of fresh air my friend! Got...

    Ah, you are a breath of fresh air my friend! Got flamed on several forums for positing this view of that show. Very few people have done enough in the outdoors to get it. Indeed, the location was...
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    The absurd fear of critters was hilarious....

    The absurd fear of critters was hilarious. Obviously very little time spent in the woods. Humanity's biggest fear is the unknown, and it showed. Again, we only know what we were shown yet those of...
  17. Thread: Alone

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    What was wrong with the Alone show.

    Best exposť on that show that I have seen:
    http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2015/08/alone-most-realistic-survival-show-or.html

    As I said from the first episode, bunch of whiners on an all...
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    After several hours of playing with a...

    After several hours of playing with a FireSteel.com ferro this week I can confidently put FS.com ferros in the "hard" ferro category along with the Light My Fire, aka LMF. Thought I had used one...
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    Hmmm... getting the impression you two fine...

    Hmmm... getting the impression you two fine gentlemen perhaps might be pyros... :campfire:

    As if the rest of us aren't! :jumping-joy:
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    Good on him! (and you!) Can't be ahead of the...

    Good on him! (and you!) Can't be ahead of the pack until you separate yourself from the herd. ;)

    I have learned the most about the outdoors primarily from three hobbies: Wild Edible and...
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    Would you say your no-brand are a hard ferro like...

    Would you say your no-brand are a hard ferro like the LMF or a soft like a Coghlans, UST StrikeForce, etc? I can get sparks from the tip of soft ferros but it is like 1 in 10 (with the USTSparkForce...
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    Same here. I have used a lot of ferros and was...

    Same here. I have used a lot of ferros and was able to be successful with each brand and size on hundreds of tinders. Had found such little difference between them that I was not expecting much from...
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    For the most part that has been my experience as...

    For the most part that has been my experience as well. A great scraper has a noob looking like a pro in a short time. In this case I am finding some differences between a "hard" ferro (LMF Army 2.0)...
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    You may be on to something there. The above...

    You may be on to something there. The above portion of your post stuck with me and I have been experimenting with it the last few days. As mentioned earlier, scraping where the ferro is still round...
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    Hmmm, interesting. Makes me twice as curious...

    Hmmm, interesting. Makes me twice as curious about mine. Also about the 2.0 vs the Original.
    I scrape all my ferros in the same spot every time. Leaves most of the protective coating on and each...
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