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    Powder pool chlorine and brake fluid do the trick as well. One usually has the latter in the car for topping up so its easy to carry a plastic jar of the chlorine.
    Matches these days are crap. (In oz anyway) When I was younger we used to dip the heads of the wax Vestas in a bit of molten candle wax. That waterproofed the whole thing. They would strike on anything abrasive. Shame they disapeared.
    I have not tried this but I read to mix equal parts Condys Crystals (Potassium Permanganate) and sugar together. Put under fire kindling and grind the mix with a stick. Apparently the friction starts the reaction to get the fire going.
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    Stay away from chloride and brake fluid. The chlorine fumes when burning will burn your lungs and burn your eyes badly...... and if you are a 13 year old doing this experiment, your butt would burn when mom catches you doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    As mens nou 2 goed wil meng vir n vuur... wat van chloor en brakefluid... altwee baie maklik bekombaar.
    Werk soos 'n bom!

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    For friction fire lighting, the Rudiger Roll works quite well using only cotton wool and ash.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uinB3dqXUaI
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    if you like this sort of stuff, you will enjoy Wallace.

    http://mountainmanseries.co.za/wallacevosloo.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisF View Post
    Werk soos 'n bom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    As mens nou 2 goed wil meng vir n vuur... wat van chloor en brakefluid... altwee baie maklik bekombaar.
    Werk soos 'n bom!


    Ja dit maak tot 'n seun se boude warm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisF View Post
    Werk soos 'n bom!
    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    As mens nou 2 goed wil meng vir n vuur... wat van chloor en brakefluid... altwee baie maklik bekombaar.
    Werk soos 'n bom!


    Ja dit maak tot 'n seun se boude warm!
    Of, brand ALLE facial hair af, sny jou slagaar in voorarm af, sny helfde van jou senings in voorarm af. Skiet n gat dwars deur jou bobeen. Sny jou kuitspier middel deur, sodat jou kuitspier los by jou been uit hang...

    Moet nie vra hoe ek weet nie...
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    I dont advocate the carrying or use of volatile chemicals to produce fire. The two items I posted about have a number of other independent uses in the outdoors, that when mixed, wont rapidly expand and explode but will produce an intense heat to assist with fire lighting or starting particularly if tinder is wet or no other means of ignition is available or practical to use.
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    So ook chloor... water ontsmetting

    So ook brakefluid... jy gaan nie ry sonder dit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I dont advocate the carrying or use of volatile chemicals to produce fire. The two items I posted about have a number of other independent uses in the outdoors, that when mixed, wont rapidly expand and explode but will produce an intense heat to assist with fire lighting or starting particularly if tinder is wet or no other means of ignition is available or practical to use.
    Estee, have you ever tried or used one of those magafty things that uses hot compressed air to produce a burning ember on cloth. It looks like a syringe without a top opening. You toss in a piece of cloth on top of the plunger, insert plunger into a tube and hit plunger hard causing the air to heat up where the cloth is situated thus igniting the cloth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Estee, have you ever tried or used one of those magafty things that uses hot compressed air to produce a burning ember on cloth. It looks like a syringe without a top opening. You toss in a piece of cloth on top of the plunger, insert plunger into a tube and hit plunger hard causing the air to heat up where the cloth is situated thus igniting the cloth.
    A fire piston, yes. I have one made by Gavin Margrate who also made my Tonteldoos. You place a small piece of char cloth in a recess in the bottom of the piston and insert it into the cylinder and give it a quick and hard downward hit. The heat generated ignites the char cloth in the piston which you then use as a match
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    A fire piston, yes. I have one made by Gavin Margrate who also made my Tonteldoos. You place a small piece of char cloth in a recess in the bottom of the piston and insert it into the cylinder and give it a quick and hard downward hit. The heat generated ignites the char cloth in the piston which you then use as a match
    Will you show those two please?

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    Never heard of these.

    Estee please show your tonteldoos and piston

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    Items on left are the fire piston cylinder and piston itself. Second right is Tomteldoos and last right is my fire steel
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    All well used items. :-)
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    Fire piston assembled ready to use and the char cloth in the top of the Tonteldoos and then the Tonteldoos itself
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlp View Post
    Never heard of these.

    Estee please show your tonteldoos and piston
    Are you being rude? I would get suspended
    There is no such thing as inclement weather, only poor selection of clothing.... or Vehicle

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    Thanks. Still can't see the writing. Maybe you could have just written Clicks?
    Click's and just about all pharmacies stock it....Kondi's crystal's also works very well to stop bleeding on small cut's.
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    How does that flint and steel work if I may ask. Can you buy it readily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Are you being rude? I would get suspended
    Hhahhaa. Some sentences just can be read both ways

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