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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


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


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



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


Water Proof BIC mini Lighter

I happen to like lighters and cary my firesteel as a back up only but yes lighter can get wet so I made up a waterproof cap for a BIC mini…

Started by Talbert de Jong

1 Jul 11, 2011
Reply by Ryan Johnson-Hunt


Different Bowdrill Techniques

Having been a bowdriller for many years, I've learned from others and my own experiments that there are a lot of ways to use a bowdrill oth…

Started by John Pilgrim

0 Jul 11, 2011


Fire from water

Wilderness Survival Fire From WaterText, photos, and demonstration by Rob Bicevskis    Photo and demo by Ron Bicevskis The b…

Started by Talbert de Jong

0 Jul 26, 2010


Fire from Ice

Check this out!   Anyone of you ever managed to do this?   I reck…

Started by Talbert de Jong

0 Jul 20, 2010


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