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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    PM me your address, I'll get some off to you monday.
    Very kind! - I'm sure Sapper will appreciate that

    I agree Quartz does work really well although like Rune says more brital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley Cawley View Post
    Very kind! - I'm sure Sapper will appreciate that

    I agree Quartz does work really well although like Rune says more brital.
    I do ash! Met Simon last week at a mini moot we had. Nice fella
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    hello,
    Sapper4038.. '???' maybe I should have said what I was meaning in the quote
    Thanks for the tutorial, very clear and concise, Ray Mears couldn't have done it better
    No offence to Ashley or Ray. No offence given or taken by the post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_JAFO View Post
    No offence given or taken by the post.
    none taken at all. just trying to clarify
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    hello,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper4083 View Post
    none taken at all. just trying to clarify

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    Really Enjoyed Watching That and reading the Thread, Funny only yesterday I was looking at a site on PC, A little box With Steel, Flint, Mushroom, ETC, Little leather bag all traditional Fire kit, For 28.00 or 40 ish with the leather Bag, I would like to try using the Traditional method But don't want to pay 28.00 quid, I'm Sure I could find a nice Steel myself on line, and other bits and bobs without to much trouble if I put my mind to it, Or is this a Good price I'm not sure guys as I have never bought this kind of thing before, Well done Ash Top Video

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    http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/s...kit-1238-p.asp Hi Guys found the link for the Traditional Steel and Flint Cheers Tony

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    After overcoming my adiction to making stoves,(almost)lol.The next thing I'm hooked on is FLINT n STEEL.After trying to find a suitable "source of Steel,I purchace a couple of Hudson Bay Co,style steels.Made up a nice tinder box,in a first world war (Bradford Pals)Tobbaco tin,N the larger U shaped one into more everyday working tinder box!(toffee tin)
    Anyway I've now discovered a ready source for a STEEL,Heavy weight "SECURITY" motorcycle chain,each link,2.75"x1.5"x5/16ths,If you have a friend,or have a chain yourself one or two links wont be missed,(usually too long anyway!!)Have to cut with an angle grinder.also whilst youve got the angle grinder,remove the surface coating off the link.n you have a STEEL that will last you a life time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony7 View Post
    http://www.thebushcraftstore.co.uk/s...kit-1238-p.asp Hi Guys found the link for the Traditional Steel and Flint Cheers Tony
    Tony if you look further down the the bushcraft stores page they do a Steel,"Pioneer Steel Firelighting Stricker"7.95,comes with a piece of flint,Is a reasonable size and works.(I've got one).You can soon make a small leather pouch,(skin an old sofa)or use a tin as a tinder box.
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    If flint is hard to come by and quartz does not float your boat then you can also use Chert.
    Chert is to limestone what flint is to chalk, they are related if you like. Chert occurs in nodes or beds in limestone regions and makes a good (not as good) substitute for flint.

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