Esee Advanced Fire Kit (with extension tube)

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  1. Bushman5

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    Picked this kit up from @Begungrain7 (thanks man!) . I'm sure a lot of you already have one of these, but I haven't seen many pics or reviews up yet.

    Its a lot bigger than it looks in photos.......i expected it to be the same size as the regular Esee firekit.....(diameter).

    this thing is a beast. My largest firesteel kit (Sam Wilson) < <<< (and that kit is a BEAST!) is smaller than the Esee Advanced FireKit.

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    fiure steel is same size (3/8") and length as the regular Esee firekit

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    includes the little compass.....can be stored inside or outside of the Advanced firekit

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    where this kit really shines is the sheer amount of storage space. I can get 6 or so PCJB tinders into the Regular fire kit, and 32+ PJCB tinders in the Advanced Fire Kit. (even with the ferro rod INSIDE)

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    fire steel removed

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    every PJCB in that steel tin, is inside the Advanced Firekit

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    makes for a very compact package and frees up a ton of room in the fire pouch (Hidden Woodsmen). I added a couple of O-Rings for grip during wet weather.

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    ready for action

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    love this thing. 10/10

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    Looks good. I have the advanced fire kit but haven’t picked up the extension tube.
     
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    ^ hahaha, you had a chance to pilfer mine....LOL...........
     
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    Steal it? Never.

    I have a very strong death to thieves mentality. Never steal a man’s tools or truck. Ever.
     
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    Or whisky.
     
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    Great Review!
    Hadn’t seen these before.

    Just ordered one.
    Advanced Fire Kit with extension tube.
    I like the idea of solid waterproof construction.

    Looks like there is enough room in there to fit a small piece of hacksaw blade for scraping. Making it a stan alone fire tool. Certainly not cheap. But if you purchased a quality ferro rod, a quality small compass, and the associated quality waterproof container. It doesn’t seem too out of line.

    I love Altoids tins. But this takes it further. The steel is protected from moisture. As is your tinder. The compass is a nice addition.

    I’m putting together a small “Last Resort Ditch Kit” I think this will fit well into that system. I have a bag, I have a knife, this will be the fire piece of the puzzle.

    I’m thinking perhaps a 5x7 Sil-nylon tarp, and some other small goodies. Something between a daypack and an Altoids tin. Enough to warm, protect, illuminate, & hydrate. More on that as it progresses.
     
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    Mine showed this week. Very cool.

    For starters, I filled it half with shaved fatwood, and half with fluffed jute twine.

    I may add a small piece of hacksaw blade, or maybe even a dedicated striker.

    Also, I think perhaps four or five strike anywhere matches might be handy.
    maybe even a couple of those trick Birthday Candles that don’t blow out.
    They can be real handy, even on the leeward side a windy ridge.

    Overall a very interesting piece of kit.
    I’m quite pleased.
     
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