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  •  You can pick up a magnesium fire starter (1+ / 0-)
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    at almost any big box retailer or sporting goods store.  They cost anywhere between $3.00 and $5.00 ($2.99 at Harbor Freight), come with their own flint and striker, and can start a fire in the rain if used correctly.  It helps to have a sharp knife to make some magnesium shavings, but it's not necessary as the striker can be used as a scraper.

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    by bitpyr8 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:11:33 PM PDT

    •  if you have a mag fire starter, find / make a (0+ / 0-)

      3 to 6 inch long piece of hacksaw blade that includes one of the holes in the end. It doubles as a knife / saw, and is a great magnesium scraper -- also, this way, you don't risk getting shavings from the starter into something else. I'm old-school enough to peel fruit with my Leatherman...

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      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:14:02 PM PDT

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