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Tohunga

flint source

I would also love to get my hands on one or two pieces of flint if anyone knows of a source here in nz

Started by Ray SaundersLatest Reply

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Tohunga

flint source

I would also love to get my hands on one or two pieces of flint if anyone knows of a source here in nz

Started by Ray Saunders

7 Jan 8, 2016
Reply by Bernie Chatfield

Newbie

Tinder for a Soggy Bush

I recently spoke with an old hunter about some difficulties I had on a recent camp in the Tararuas.  The weather had been rainy for a few d…

Started by Brent Jarnell

11 Apr 28, 2014
Reply by Philfy Vermin

Newbie

Fire Piston

There are tons of videos on Youtube and all sorts of info all over the internet about firepistons   Has anyone on here ever made one? I def…

Started by Talbert de Jong

4 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by Les hayes

Newbie

Flint sources

Hi all, I was wondering whether anyone is aware of a source of reasonable flint near them? I am aware that the limestone around Kaikoura an…

Started by Martin Hunter

19 May 6, 2012
Reply by Martin Hunter

Shrafter

Fire Storage

Ok, so you are in a survival situation, You have started the fire with one of the many methods discussed. How do you keep that sucker going…

Started by Jeff Cameron

5 May 1, 2012
Reply by Jeff Cameron

Newbie

Supplejack as tinder?

Hi all, I have heard recently of the use of supplejack as a tinder. It seems to me like the tougher, dried parts of the plant can be pounde…

Started by Martin Hunter

17 Apr 24, 2012
Reply by Scott Hamilton

Shrafter

Bow drill, Friction fire

Has any one come across a suitable, readily available wood, in NZ that is good for friction fire? I have tried some Pine and got smoke but…

Started by Scott Hamilton

36 Apr 21, 2012
Reply by Ray Saunders

Tohunga

flint fire

Hi Nathan, I think what might help you quite a bit would be to make some char cloth which is mainly cotton material cut into small squares…

Started by Ray Saunders

0 Apr 20, 2012

Tohunga

Firecraft

Many years ago i had the fortunate experience of being accepted into the "deercullers" training school at Dipflat on the Wairau river out o…

Started by Rod Thompson

0 Feb 25, 2012

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Flint and Steel

I managed to get my hands on a single piece of flint about the size of a matchbox, perfect for fire starting. It throws really good sparks…

Started by Ryan Johnson-Hunt

28 Jan 7, 2012
Reply by barnsey

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