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Offline Zeus

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Tinder bundle tip
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:22:54 PM »
Just a quick tip to use when blowing a smallish tinder bundle into flame.

It helps to first make a small pair of tongs or chopsticks with a green stick to hold your tinder bundle with while blowing it to flame. This gives you more time to get it into position under your fire before you burn your fingers and drop it. Most often I use jute twine as tinder, and it sticks together well enough that I can get away with just spearing it on a twig instead of using tongs. Looser tinder will need the tongs to keep it together.

If good dry tinder is in abundance in your area then you can just make a really big bundle and not worry with tongs, but this helps if you're trying to conserve.

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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 06:49:10 AM »
Great tip...no more burned fingertips with small bundles...thanks!

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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 10:03:39 AM »
thats a good tip :) did you learn that from Prometheus? ;)
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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 03:46:58 PM »
Thank you for the Advice Zeus!!! :) Burned Fingers is Bad Form!!! :D :D ;D
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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 07:39:03 AM »
Have you tried using a tinder can?  That can help you hold the bundle and blow or be tied to a string and swung around your head until it goes.

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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 12:19:02 PM »
Good advice.
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Re: Tinder bundle tip
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 05:37:52 PM »
Good tip!  Red finger tips are just no fun!
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