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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25470 on: August 10, 2018, 05:36:09 PM »
Clean up in the storeroom a bit.
Dug taters. Ground sure is dry.
Cleaned up a few areas in the garden.
Pulled some weeds that came up in the compost pile.  ::) Pretty good looking weeds.  :-[

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25471 on: August 10, 2018, 06:52:19 PM »
Received my "Firefly" mini ferrocerium rods that replace the useless toothpick in Victorinox knife handle. Tested it successfully.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25472 on: August 11, 2018, 09:48:58 AM »
the news on the firefly have reached us too. Considering it is kinda small, how easy was to use?

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25473 on: August 12, 2018, 09:38:14 AM »
Shucked and stored more corn in the storeroom.

Added some weeds/grass to the compost pile.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25474 on: August 12, 2018, 06:31:27 PM »
rotated gas.
added to the compost

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25475 on: August 13, 2018, 05:59:07 PM »
Continued garden cleanup. Also added to compost pile. Ran chickens outa there..... ::)
When the garden is clear, I'll give em a pass.  ;D
Dug and stored a few taters. Need to do that baked tater and bacon thing again Red. Yummy? Yes yes.  ;D

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25476 on: August 13, 2018, 08:18:43 PM »
the news on the firefly have reached us too. Considering it is kinda small, how easy was to use?

You need a little bit of practice to aim the sparks right, but it surely does ignite scraped birchbark once you hit the right spot. I'm keeping one in the knife handle and will likely add one to the last ditch capsule. The rest of my purchase will be used for family gifts :)

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25477 on: August 13, 2018, 08:29:29 PM »
7 quarts of ratatouille & 5 1/2 pints of peach butter canned.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25478 on: Yesterday at 11:37:11 AM »
  While a tiny spark tool may sparkle a bit as a prepper Jewelry , I just can't give it any weight as a viable tool as it is so small and requires much dexterity to produce a good spark from even a medium size tool. I would use a good ,large 1/2" x 6 inch tool were I actually likely to ever need a fire started by sparking tool. But I do still enjoy the different forms that some tools are made with and as jewelry....a tiny spark tool is OK.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25479 on: Yesterday at 04:04:14 PM »
The Firefly tool is by no means an everyday firestarting tool, it's just a no-brainer emergency tool that you carry around with your knife, even when you have no other equipment on you. And since it replaces a toothpick in the knife handle, which I consider a highly useless item, it's simply an added bonus.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25480 on: Yesterday at 05:16:12 PM »
The Firefly tool is by no means an everyday firestarting tool, it's just a no-brainer emergency tool that you carry around with your knife, even when you have no other equipment on you. And since it replaces a toothpick in the knife handle, which I consider a highly useless item, it's simply an added bonus.

I totally agree on these points as I always cut my own toothpick and it will be an option for the part of a SAK that is least used.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #25481 on: Yesterday at 06:09:13 PM »
Wife canned up 7 quarts of elderberry juice that I steamed the other day.