Compact Fire Making Kits

This week has been a great week for focusing and developing my gear for this year’s ‘fastpacking’ adventures and have managed to get my hands on the essentials: –

This week though, I was surprised to find that a good buddy of mine, Stevie – who also happens to be an outdoor instructor, left me a small gift at my backdoor…
We’re both a ‘tad’ nerdy, I guess, when it comes to some of our outdoor passions and enjoy nothing more than discussing the finer details in outdoor gear when we get together. 🙂 So, here it was, having just enjoyed reading and commenting on his latest blog, “Fire Making Kits”, Stevie had left me one for my own pack! Cheers mucker!!!!! 😀

So without further a do, I’ll rip off his blog and take credit for informing you all…! 😉

There are many different DIY Fire Making Kits out there and the most common are those in Altoids tins as below however, any similar type of tin can be used and are all around the same price when buying with mints in them as is their original intention.

Altoids Mints £1.25

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Marks n Spencer’s Mints £1.25

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Rizla tin & lighter £1 @ Pound Store

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There are many different variations with and this one is mine

Fire Making Altoids Tin (packed)

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Altoids Tin (unpacked)

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Two main sources of ignition
  1. Fire Steel
  2. Bic Lighter ( better to get one that is see through)

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Water proof Matches (back up)

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Four types of fuel:

Ezbit solid fuel tablet

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Maya Dust

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Pine Dust

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Kapok – or cotton wool

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And my very own collection: 🙂

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Heres Stevie’s web page for more details on bushcraft and how to enjoy the great outdoors…! 🙂

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