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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Emergency Preparations => Topic started by: The Morgan Hill Homesteading Project on February 17, 2012, 01:36:56 AM

Title: cigar boxes for fire starting
Post by: The Morgan Hill Homesteading Project on February 17, 2012, 01:36:56 AM
So tonight I decided to try and use a cigar box as a fire starter. I got my Leatherman Kick and shaved up some of the wood from box. I then put some paper inside and light it up. I was a little difficult from the beginning but it eventually got going. I am going to drilling some holes around the sides and put some dry grass, paper and wood chips from a wood chipper in my next box

If you are a regular at a cigar shop you should be a able to get these for free or a bunch for a few bucks a piece.
Title: Re: cigar boxes for fire starting
Post by: fratermus on February 17, 2012, 01:45:57 AM
The only fire that should be started from a Spanish cedar splint is one's cigar.  :-P

Srsly, though, it seems to me that wood with special properties is more valuable as barter than kindling.