Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Starting a fire w/flint & steel: urls or tips?
Starting a fire w/flint & steel: urls or tips?
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 06:34:20 -0800
My Scout son and I enjoyed a demonstration a few years ago at Webelos
Woods on how to start a campfire using flint and steel. I made a futile
attempt to search for the subject on the web, but all I came up with
were commercial sites that were either selling the _magnesium_ fire
starters, or survivalist sites (better be prepared for that nasty y2k
thing), but they tell you only that you should have a fire starter kit,
not how to put one together.
Anybody have any suggestions on where I might find such information on
the internet, such as the fundamentals involved, tips on what material
to use, or vendors who might be willing to part with their products for
only a few $, etc.?