cheap ZIP fire starter VS expensive WET-FIRE starter

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  1. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

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    .....interesting........

    chemical/volatile fluids /material composition the same. texture, smell, crumbling, flame pattern and results the EXACT same....

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    $12 CDN for 8 Wetfire packs.

    $3 CDN for over a pound of ZIP, approx 34 equally sized tabs.....

    vac seal the ZIP cubes.....

    hmmmmm.
     
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    wrapping in foil to keep the fuel odor down

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    4 big foil wrapped bundles and matches in heavy duty freezer bag, then placed into second freezer bag. No odor, and waterproof.

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    floats in water, burns in water, can be dried off after submerging and relit

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    vehicle fire kit, sealed into a tobacco tin, with 10 books of matches , everything into a heavy duty freezer bag, then into a second bag. This will reside under the front seat. Should be fun at border crossings.......:D

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    Seems to me which one IS the way to go.
     
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    I like the WETFIRE cubes.....and the mylar packaging. I got em stashed all over my packs, pockets, knife sheath pockets etc. The mylar packaging really holds up to abuse , even if the WETFIRE crumbles inside. (Its still usable)

    I just cannot justify spending insane amounts of money on them for REGULAR USAGE.

    I plan to buy some mylar bags and use the ZIP FIRESTARTER inside of them, and iron them shut. (or buy a compatible vacuum sealer that seals mylar....).

    i have found the ZIP for as low as $2 CDN a BOX. Average price seems to be $3 - 5 . still cheaper.

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    Where do you find the zip so cheap? I have used them before and they work well just stink like kerosene.
     
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    supermarket, BBQ section.
     
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    hmmm....
    looks like another good argument for buying a vacuum sealer......
     

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