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Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:56:13 PM »
Here's something that my buddy Red Panda sent to me. It's a waxed  jute twine bushcraft match. I'm sure many of you have seen this, or even have one, but here's a quick vid anyways:



(ETA: NOT "alligator roach clips"... :doh: )
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 09:07:54 PM »
That is pretty dang slick :cool:
I'm going to have to try and rig something like that up :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 09:12:16 PM »
That is pretty dang slick :cool:
I'm going to have to try and rig something like that up :)
That guy is SO bushCRAFTY! :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 11:11:09 PM »
Creek sent me some waxed jute last year. Great stuff!

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 07:17:33 AM »
(ETA: NOT "alligator roach clips"... :doh: )
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 :lol:    :crazy:

Thanx for clarifying this, i was bigging to wonder. .Very cool by the way


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 07:19:38 AM »
pretty slick
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 08:13:42 AM »
(ETA: NOT "alligator roach clips"... :doh: )

 :lol:    :crazy:

Thanx for clarifying this, i was bigging to wonder. .Very cool by the way


EDIT: you can blame cheech and chong   
[/quote]hahahaha! Yeah, "No roach clips were used in the making of this video." :crazy:


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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 02:30:54 PM »
This would be a good candidate for a monthly project.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 03:21:40 PM »
This would be a good candidate for a monthly project.
Wow, great idea!!!

PM PW and suggest it! :thumbsup:


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2013, 03:47:37 PM »
This would be a good candidate for a monthly project.
Wow, great idea!!!

PM PW and suggest it! :thumbsup:


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 03:57:06 PM »
Is neat. I'm gonna make me one.

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 04:07:31 PM »
This would be a good candidate for a monthly project.
Wow, great idea!!!

PM PW and suggest it! :thumbsup:


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I am pretty sure ya just got, "Voluntold".
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 04:16:19 PM »
This would be a good candidate for a monthly project.
Wow, great idea!!!

PM PW and suggest it! :thumbsup:


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2013, 05:01:56 PM »
We're all gettin' new roach clips? ??? :P
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 05:18:57 PM »
We're all gettin' new roach clips? ??? :P


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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 05:20:13 PM »
We're all gettin' new roach clips? ??? :P
I really meant to say "coach rips." :crazy:


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2013, 06:37:29 PM »
I think they are called tinder tubes or a variation of them. I have two of them but the cord it cotton not jute. They work the same way and the cool thing is the flint and steel will work with them once the cord has been chard just like a piece of char cloth.

Using waxed jute is a sweet idea for sure. Thanks for sharing them!
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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
I think they are called tinder tubes or a variation of them. I have two of them but the cord it cotton not jute. They work the same way and the cool thing is the flint and steel will work with them once the cord has been chard just like a piece of char cloth.

Using waxed jute is a sweet idea for sure. Thanks for sharing them!
Roger that, "tinder tubes". I found the name I was looking for, but forgot to insert it. Thanks Shane!


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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 09:31:13 PM »
Think using waxed jute has the advantage of being a little more moisture resistant as opposed to just plain cotton?
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2013, 06:03:16 AM »
Think using waxed jute has the advantage of being a little more moisture resistant as opposed to just plain cotton?
There are others more experienced in various fire making methods, but for what it's worth, I would tend to agree...


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Re: Waxed Jute Twine Bushcraft Match
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 02:28:59 PM »
I saw another example of one of these recently using jute and petroleum jelly (or vaseline). That poster called it a bush match. Pretty cool idea.

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 02:41:04 PM »
Think using waxed jute has the advantage of being a little more moisture resistant as opposed to just plain cotton?
There are others more experienced in various fire making methods, but for what it's worth, I would tend to agree...


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I would add that the properties of the wax add some flammability, although it does seem to slow the overall burn time considerably. I've not much practice with cotton other than char.

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 08:46:28 PM »
OK, so we know its called a "tinder tube." That's the name I couldn't remember.

And Red Panda told me how he lights them.  I did a video of me striking it like he told me to.  Here it is:

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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 09:10:12 PM »
We might make you into a buckskinner yet, KK! O:-)
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2013, 12:19:58 PM »
We might make you into a buckskinner yet, KK! O:-)
Shucks, thanks Wolfy!


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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2013, 11:49:32 PM »
Just made one tonight. Using jute twine like yours. Waxing the jute is necessary, apparently. It just lights and smolders without it, but with it burns pretty darn well.
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2013, 06:11:17 AM »
Just made one tonight. Using jute twine like yours. Waxing the jute is necessary, apparently. It just lights and smolders without it, but with it burns pretty darn well.
Pics? :)


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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2013, 05:58:38 PM »
Pics? :)


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I probably should've documented the process of making it, but I wasn't sure how it was going to work out.

Anyway, here's how I did it: I dismantled a couple strands of jute twine and braided them myself to get a good fit in the copper tubing. Melted a tea light and dipped the twine in there. I recommend finding an alternative to melting it on the stove top in a pan; cleanup is a b****. Attached the end of the waxed twine to the tube with cotton string, but it didn't feel secure enough, so I used some electrical tape. I want to figure out a more elegant way to attach it, though.

In the end, it works. Just gotta tease the end of it a little and give it a spark.  I was playing with it a little too much last night so I burned a good portion of the twine I had. Fortunately, I made a spare! :D

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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2013, 06:29:21 PM »
Nice job man! They're fun, eh? :)


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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2013, 07:26:07 PM »
I can see some advantages over petroleum jellied cotton balls for sure. ;)
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2013, 08:31:12 AM »
I think its a cool idea and made one awhile back using jute and PJ. I still like my cottonballs with PJ.

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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2013, 02:14:05 PM »
I think its a cool idea and made one awhile back using jute and PJ. I still like my cottonballs with PJ.
Hard to beat PJCBs for sure. I love em too. But I do like the 'match' aspect of these things.


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