My fire kit

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  1. mtngoat

    mtngoat Member

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    I got asked to go over my fire kit on another forum. So here it is, this kit lives in my bag I have other smaller kits that go with if I'm not carrying a bag but this is the main one.
    The pouch is a Maxpedition fatty;

    Left side

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    Ferro rod and striker
    Fat wood
    Yucca stalk for bow drill
    Original leatherman (because pliers are always handy)
    Fresnel lens in back pouch
    Little yellow thing at the top is a contractor pencil sharpener

    Right side

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    Green container is pj cotton balls
    Box lighter
    Flint and steel kit
    Pocket bellows
    Microstream light
    Fire cord and utility cord
    Exotac match safe with UCO matches
    Mini refillable lighter
    Duct tape in back of pouch


    Flint and steel kit
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    Esee fire steel also a bow drill socket
    Jute twine
    Tinder tabs
    Flint and chert pieces
    Char cloth under jute twine
    Small piece of fat wood

    I tried to cover all the bases let me know if you have any thoughts comments or critiques.
     
  2. The Warrior

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    Nice. This is the one I pretty much take with me on outings:

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    This kit has worked several times when conditions were near shtf. :) I will be adding a pocket bellows and the Esee striker now. ;)
     
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    Yikes. These make my firekit look weak.

    UCO storm matches
    Two bic lighters
    Esee advanced firekit filled with tinder tabs and with scraper and Fatwood on lanyard.

    I only use the UCO matches it seems like.
     
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    Hey if you haven't froze or otherwise croaked from hypothermia...well your kit worked! :)
     
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    Made up a kit some time back just to say I had one. I usually carry Bic lighters and birthday candles, but they don't look nearly as good in a picture as a hand-forged striker.... 3rf Striker in Can.jpg
     
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    Gotta love the maxpedition fatty pouch! Here's my set up. In the left back pouch is my poncho and extra drinking bags, in the right back pouch is a first aid kit and the rest you can see. Couple of lighters, couple Ferro rods, homemade striker, fishing kit, green light flashlight, extra magazine, Vaseline cottonballs.. then the bk14 in the front pouch. 20170911_224010.jpg 20170911_224053.jpg 20170911_224407.jpg
     
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