Social Distancing Fire kit Project

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  1. shaneadams90

    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    #socialdistancing project #511.
    Comprehensive fire kit with multiple methods in an ESEE PSK pouch. I made a larger coal catch for bow/hand drill out of an old piece of copper tubing. Lighter, ferro rod, pocket bellows, ESEE firesteel for bearing block and flint and steel, char cloth tin with charred makeup pads.

    The tin kit was a gift and made by @east_woodland_survival It includes: Chaga, potassium permanganate and glycerin, cotton balls, char cloth, matches, flint and steel, piece of fat wood, should be one of my fresnel lens card in it too. Probably more stuff that I’m forgetting lol.
    I think some had a few rolled up pieces of paper birch bark.

    Copper coal catch was made from a scrap piece of copper tubing I had lying around...split down the middle and hand hammered. Shaped with a hacksaw, file, and hammer. Usually I use natural materials for hand/bow drill coal catches but with the MONTHS of rain we've had it seems like everything we pick up is WET and kills a hard won coal...this will help fix that.

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    That’s awesome @shaneadams90

    Will that pouch hold two Altoids tins at the same time?

    I’ll get pics of my kit soon.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Hey Rick...I feel sure it would if you dropped out the other stuff...quite a bit of room in there...
     
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    Cool. I’ve toyed with the idea of setting up a two tin system with fishing stuff in one, fire stuff in the other, and keeping more infrequently used PSK items separate.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    I will test it out tomorrow and let you know!
     
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    Nice kit Shane. I like the idea of the copper catch thingy. Think I first saw that at the bushclass I was at years ago.

    Something I was pondering, copper is a great heat sink. I curious if it takes extra effort to start an ember?
     
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    Thanks! I already ordered one. If it doesn’t work I’ll find a purpose for the pouch.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    @Mudman it's a heat sink but its DRY....it seems like it's been raining for the last year and a half down here in the south...Copper is dry and an insulator, plus.....I was bored and I've been wanting to do that for a while...

    I have another piece of tubing and I think I'm going to make a spoon with it..
     
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    Also, Corona Virus doesn't last too long on copper from what the scientists say.
     
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    That copper ember pan is the crap. Have to make one of those. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I'm gonna work on a spoon with my other piece I think...
     
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    Read somewhere it said up to 3 hours
     
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    I liked the tinder pan and had a bit of 3/4 pipe laying around so I started on one myself this evening. Got it split and deburred.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Nice...I sketched out a spoon pattern for the longer piece I have yet...will start that soon! Be sure to show us the finished product.
     
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    @shaneadams90 gets commission on this sale. I had looked at the PSK pouch, but didn't realize how awesome it was until I saw his post. I loaded it up with two tins, a spool of bankline, a few pieces of fatwood, and my handline from James Gibson. The first tin is all fire related items. An extra ferro rod, pocket bellows, trick candle, a couple of bad bee fuses, mini Bic w/tape, fresnel lens, Esbit, fatwood, NATO matches, and striking paper.

    The second holds food and water procurement items and a few things specifically for repairs. The only thing I added after this photo was a mini compass.
     

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