Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Starting Fires 2 (sparks!)
Starting Fires 2 (sparks!)
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 10:05:29 -0700
This weekend our troop helped with the Fall Blast Cub event. Our Obstacle
course was canceled due to wet, and we were asked to run the "fire
starting" session for Webelos.
As noted earlier the council also provided 2 older flint and steel sets.
These also did not work. I do not believe one stone was flint.
We improvised and used 2 spark strikers commonly seen. One is a block with
magnesium (Campmore about $7) that you shave into your tinder and the other
has a small plastic handle that you strike or scrape for sparks.
These worked very well. Does anyone have other suggestions?
They provided us with wood shavings and the kits had a horse hair kind of
material. Will dryer lint work? Other suggestions?