Deluxe Striker Kit

CODE: r101n00015

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$18.95

One Match Fire Merit Badge

CODE: m001n00049

$1.85
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One Match Fire Merit Badge. When is the last time you saw someone do it.  It is harder than you think.   You have earned this merit badge... More 


Primitive Fire Making Merit Badge

CODE: m001n00055

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Whole Box of Matches Merit Badge

CODE: m001n00051

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Whole Box of Matches Merit Badge. One match my butt.  There is no way you can start a fire with one match.   You have earned this merit badge... More 

Flint & steel kits are reasonably compact, light-weight and very reliable. To nurture a tiny flint and steel spark into a fire, the spark is first caught on a material called char cloth. Char cloth is usually made from 100% cotton material that has been previously charred in the fire and smothered. This partially burned material is easily re-ignited by the tiny spark. The cloth is then transferred to a tinder bundle and blown into flame. 

To make a flint and steel fire, first practice making sparks. These instructions are for right-handers. The opposite works for lefties: Hold the spark rock in your left hand so that a sharp edge is laying horizontally and facing your right hand. Hold the striker vertically in your right hand and practice taking one good deliberate stroke at a time. Bring the striker nearly straight down so that the sharp edge of the stone shaves off microscopic bits of metal. Following through with long strokes seems to help. When you get good sparks then you are ready for the char cloth. To catch the sparks, hold a piece of char cloth the size of a postage-stamp on top of the rock with your thumb. Hold it as close as possible to the edge without interfering with the striker.

When a spark catches on the cloth and glows cherry red, blow gently to help it spread. Next, place it in the tinder bundle and blow it into flame. Be sure and put your flint and steel kit in a safe place as soon as you have your spark.

This regular flint and steel fire making equipment kit includes:

  • (1) Steel Striker
  • (2) 1-3" Flint Stone
  • (1) Char cloth tin with char cloth material
  • (1) 6' Length of Jute (makes 2-4 Nests)
  • (1) Tinder Tube

Also includes instructions on making char cloth.

 

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