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Making fire
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deadcarp    Posted 02-01-2004 at 22:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
i noticed that of 18 people playing survivors, apparently only 1 knew how to really start a fire from sticks. and since i haven't done it for years it made me wonder - how many people ever actually tried it? :)

bandersnatch    Posted 02-02-2004 at 14:17:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck just hit a piece of steel with an angle grinder in a hay filled barn. Stupid DAS BIL did that one. Of course, I did my own, was using a cut off grinder to cut angle iron and caught a bundle of steel wool on fire. (Like a basket ball sized bundle of sparklers.) Don't try that at home.
FYI we still get "strike anywhere" matches around here. Use to call em barn burners.

Stormie    Posted 02-02-2004 at 06:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
My brother and I did it when we were smaller and set a feild on fire. I think I still have the handprints on my bottom from that one!

Guilty...    Posted 02-02-2004 at 04:08:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Need a piece of string too...Or I can chew a piece of young bark for a while, but that lengthens the process by at least double...


Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-01-2004 at 23:59:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been almost 60yrs since I rubbed 2 stiks together. Been another 46-some-yrs since Herr Clink lite my fire. And its ben quite a spell since I've been able to strike a wooden match just anywhere.
Its a shame some times have got to change. But that's what go (growing) on is all about.

toolman    Posted 02-01-2004 at 22:44:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
used to be able to but haven,t tried it in years , not since they invented matches anyways lol.

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