Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Friction fire starting
Re: Friction fire starting
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:43:16 -0400
At 09:49 AM 4/11/99 -0500, Len Christiansen wrote:
>> A really neat and useful package for survival kits can be made of a little
>> baggie of dryer lint and a 1.50 scout flint sparker.(leave out the striker
>Just make sure that your pocket knife is not stainless steel. If it is
>carry another high carbon, hardened steel striker.
... and make sure that the dryer lint you have collected is from natural
fibers like cotton (jeans, towels, etc.) Lint from man-made materials like
nylon and polyester will melt rather than burn.
Yours in Scouting,
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Arrowhead District, Daniel Webster Council, Nashua, NH
I used to be a bear (NE-CS-36) and a fox (NE-I-184) too!
Also Co-Leader GSUSA, Cadette/Senior Troop 2126
Older girl consultant, Nashua Service Unit GSUSA