Re: Now, matchless fires?
Deb Williams, CPA (DEBW@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU)
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 08:15:20 EDT
From: Deb Williams, CPA
Controller's Office: Interim Manager of General Accounting
Virginia Tech 201 Southgate Center 0312 (540) 231-8556
I like the cotton ball idea, August! We combine Jon's dryer lint & steel
wool thanks to our leadership training, but we add one thing more.
We take 00 steel wool, dryer lint (without regard to the type, but my household
would be mostly natural fibers anyway), and bailing twine.
Take about 24-30 inches of the twine and shred it a bit to form a "birds nest"
its about 4-6 inches across when you're done. Add some dryer lint to the
center. Top it off with some of the steel wool. Use your Hot Spark and blow
very, very gently. It usually catches pretty quick on the wool.
It was demonstrated to us that you could catch the spark in the nest outside
the fire bed, then pick up the "birds nest", rolling the twine over the center
and put it in the fire bed. You have to be very quick to move it to the
fire bed, but you can avoid burned fingers. We don't demonstrate this
method of moving the "birds nest" to the boys. We teach them to use the nest
as the base of their fire.
We like these supplies because they are extremely lightweight and are
easy to obtain and backpack.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City