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5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:24 pm
by LetsPrep11
Just picked up a new item for the Dollar Tree, Cricket 5-Minute Fire Starter. There are 20 starters in the box. Each burns for 5-6 minutes (even in wet conditions) and you don't need matches. The box of 20 is $1 at the dollar tree. Sounded like a great item for the BOBs.

http://cricketusa.net/products/5-minute-firestarter/

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:41 pm
by Oldrek
Nice! I'll have to keep an eye out for these. Of course I'm sure they are banned here in Clownifornia.

Thanks for the link and info.

Oldrek

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:37 pm
by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE
lol... They smoked out SHOT Show this year with these ones....Waterproof version.

I dont care who you are, That's funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCqx90BG9XM

The JUMBO one burns for 15 min....Dont really see a use for that one especially for use in a BOB.


~D


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Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:04 pm
by Oldrek
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:lol... I dont care who you are, That's funny!


:rofl: Indeed it is! :rofl:



DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:The JUMBO one burns for 15 min....Dont really see a use for that one especially for use in a BOB.


~D


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Definitely have to agree with that. Overkill for a BOB. Thanks for the URL,

Oldrek

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:38 pm
by ForwardPreppers
Thanks for the info. Will stop by Dollar General the next time we are in town. The video was funny.

FP

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:48 pm
by ReadyMom
I got them! Saw them a couple of weeks ago and picked one up to try. I've been too busy to do that yet, though. We need to do a fire-test and post the results!

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 pm
by ajax727
Well heck one more thing I have got to buy and try . Thanks for the info .

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:36 pm
by rickdun
LetsPrep11 wrote:Just picked up a new item for the Dollar Tree, Cricket 5-Minute Fire Starter. There are 20 starters in the box. Each burns for 5-6 minutes (even in wet conditions) and you don't need matches. The box of 20 is $1 at the dollar tree. Sounded like a great item for the BOBs.

http://cricketusa.net/products/5-minute-firestarter/


Well LetsPrep11, you got me in trouble, twice, with these fire starters. Once with a state trooper, because I just had to try one in the parking lot outside of dollar tree. He actually liked them and went into the store a bought some.

The second time you got me in trouble was with the wife, 'cause I bought 10 boxes of them, she'll get over it.

A good product, thumbs up. :thumbup:

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:48 pm
by ReadyMom
rickdun wrote:
LetsPrep11 wrote:Just picked up a new item for the Dollar Tree, Cricket 5-Minute Fire Starter. There are 20 starters in the box. Each burns for 5-6 minutes (even in wet conditions) and you don't need matches. The box of 20 is $1 at the dollar tree. Sounded like a great item for the BOBs.

http://cricketusa.net/products/5-minute-firestarter/


Well LetsPrep11, you got me in trouble, twice, with these fire starters. Once with a state trooper, because I just had to try one in the parking lot outside of dollar tree. He actually liked them and went into the store a bought some.

The second time you got me in trouble was with the wife, 'cause I bought 10 boxes of them, she'll get over it.

A good product, thumbs up. :thumbup:


That's it. Still haven't been able to try the ones I bought. But if you are giving them a :thumbsup: , that's good enough for me. Need to shopping tomorrow, so will get as many as I can then. :ninja:

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:45 pm
by LetsPrep11
Rickdun, just picturing the State Trooper encounter has me cracking up. And he just had to go get some himself. Thanks for the good laugh! :clap: :clap:

If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up."

To those who didn't find these in their store, try another Dollar Tree. There's one every 5 miles or so, here in Florida. It normally takes visits to 3 stores to find everything I have on my list. I'm beginning to suspect that they scatter the inventory like that on purpose.

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:30 pm
by IceFire
LetsPrep11 wrote:If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up."


You're wrong! I can go in, and come out with NOTHING! I seldom even go there unless I'm looking for something specific. Then again, I'm not the "typical woman...I do more of my shopping at the hardware, home improvement, or feed stores than anywhere else (even for clothes.) That, and I try to avoid the mall like the plague!

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 am
by LetsPrep11
What's a mall :?

Ice, there are always exceptions! Don't worry, I'm not normal either! :crazy: We're special.

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 am
by Oldrek
IceFire wrote:
LetsPrep11 wrote:If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up."


You're wrong! I can go in, and come out with NOTHING! I seldom even go there unless I'm looking for something specific. Then again, I'm not the "typical woman...I do more of my shopping at the hardware, home improvement, or feed stores than anywhere else (even for clothes.) That, and I try to avoid the mall like the plague!


OK, I've got to weigh in here too. My wife is the same way Ice. I handed her a $50 to buy something nice while I went on a fishing trip before we got married. I came back 3 days later and she handed it back. She told me "I couldn't find anything I needed". One of the reasons I married her. :D

Oldrek

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:17 am
by rickdun
Here's a video on the fire starter, it's a poor video:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/sear ... tion=click

I had to check the net (amazon) and see if they had them, they do, but are $10.00 a box.

LetPrep11, the state trooper went to school with my son, I've known the guy since he was in diapers, that's about 43 years.

Re: 5-Minute Fire Starter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:37 pm
by IceFire
Oldrek wrote:
IceFire wrote:
LetsPrep11 wrote:If you want to get out of trouble with your wife, send her to the Dollar Tree to pick up something (anything). I guarantee there isn't a woman alive who can come out of there with less than 2 bags full of stuff! "But honey, they were such a good deal that I couldn't pass them up."


You're wrong! I can go in, and come out with NOTHING! I seldom even go there unless I'm looking for something specific. Then again, I'm not the "typical woman...I do more of my shopping at the hardware, home improvement, or feed stores than anywhere else (even for clothes.) That, and I try to avoid the mall like the plague!


OK, I've got to weigh in here too. My wife is the same way Ice. I handed her a $50 to buy something nice while I went on a fishing trip before we got married. I came back 3 days later and she handed it back. She told me "I couldn't find anything I needed". One of the reasons I married her. :D

Oldrek


Yep, my usual purchases tend to run to hay, grains (oats, wheat, milo, and sunflower seed) chicken feed, livestock, poultry, and bees.....