Re: Now, matchless fires?
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 17:17:25 MDT
Rick Andreasen asked for help on matchless fires:
First of all, amog the things I've seen work well to catch the spark is
dryer lint (make sure it's all cotton and not synthetics or wool) and
really fine steel wool (I believe it was 00 steel wool). Also seen an old
birdsnest used but it didn't work as well.
I would say that a lighter would technically be a matchless fire -- it uses
flint and steel (so they couldn't use another flint and steel method in
addition). The steel wool method I've seen work is using a car battery to
generate sparks and catching them in the steel wool. Supposedly it also
works to put the steel wool across the terminals of a lantern battery -- it
should heat up enough to be blown into a flame.
Hope this is helpful.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City