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Postby Wowati0410 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:05 pm

Ok, so there is so much information here to sift through I thought I would make a topic that may or may not already be covered under a new topic. What I'm talking about is items that you may already have around your house that can be used in your Bug-Out-Bag. Being new to prepping I'm going through all of these web sites trying to get ideas for my B.O.B, and one of the items that are vital is a way to create fire. Well being one that likes to work with wood and collects tools as a hobby, I just happen to have one of those metal (flint spark torch igniter) that are used to ignite torches. It is metal and can easily stay attached to your B.O.B and you don't have to worry about it getting wet though obviously you was to keep it dry as much as you can to keep it from rusting, but very inexpensive and gives a great spark. If I could post a picture I would so you could see it.

Also something that could be very useful and cheap is what they call masonry line. Masonry line is good in the sense that it stretches somewhat but can work great to tie together limbs and debris to make you shelter.

I hope this will get some discussion going on items around the house that can be used for prepping. :)
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Wowati0410 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:16 pm

Ok, I think I figured out how to supply a link to the picture of the (Flint strike Torch Igniter, I hope this works... :?

http://www.crocko.com/DA2ABFADA1744F339 ... AA300_.jpg
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Wowati0410 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:18 pm

Nope didn't work ;)
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Re: Items around the house

Postby NetStorm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:20 pm

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Re: Items around the house

Postby Wowati0410 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:25 pm

Yeah that's it NetStorm :clap:
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Re: Items around the house

Postby namwal » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:56 am

If the criteria is what's around the house, we save drier lint as material to ignite to get a fire going.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Wowati0410 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:13 pm

Thank you namwal! I hadn't thought of that using drier lint, I will have to add that to my list.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby NetStorm » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:59 pm

Wowati0410 wrote:Thank you namwal! I hadn't thought of that using drier lint, I will have to add that to my list.


You can also use cotton balls and vaseline, stored in a ziplock. They burn a little longer.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Wowati0410 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:51 pm

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Wowati0410 wrote:Thank you namwal! I hadn't thought of that using drier lint, I will have to add that to my list.


You can also use cotton balls and vaseline, stored in a ziplock. They burn a little longer.


Thank you for your tips! Since I had never attempted to start a fire with the lint, I conducted a trial run and it worked perfectly.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby JalepenoPrepper » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:50 pm

namwal wrote:If the criteria is what's around the house, we save drier lint as material to ignite to get a fire going.

We stuff ours in depleted toilet paper rolls.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Fenix » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:58 pm

Hand Sanitizer works well for starting fires. It also works well as a cooking fuel.
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Re: Items around the house

Postby NetStorm » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:32 pm

Fenix wrote:Hand Sanitizer works well for starting fires. It also works well as a cooking fuel.


No way! You mean I have been exposing my hands to spontaneous combustion when I light a cig! Woha, this I gotta try thanks
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Fenix » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:51 pm

NetStorm wrote:
Fenix wrote:Hand Sanitizer works well for starting fires. It also works well as a cooking fuel.


No way! You mean I have been exposing my hands to spontaneous combustion when I light a cig! Woha, this I gotta try thanks


Here is a video using Hand Sanitizer to cook a Ramen.

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Re: Items around the house

Postby NetStorm » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:00 pm

Fenix wrote:
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Fenix wrote:Hand Sanitizer works well for starting fires. It also works well as a cooking fuel.


No way! You mean I have been exposing my hands to spontaneous combustion when I light a cig! Woha, this I gotta try thanks


Here is a video using Hand Sanitizer to cook a Ramen.




I believe you, just tried it..pretty blue flame...Thanks
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Re: Items around the house

Postby Shrodingers Cat » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:54 am

Something else that you might want to look into is called a "rocket stove" they are really easy to construct
(soup cans work great) and burn super hot using a small amount of fuel. There are some great videos on youtube.
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