Corrosion of a Fire Steel

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Corrosion of a Fire Steel

Postby zelph » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:13 pm

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left in box of strike anywhere matches
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Re: Corrosion of a Fire Steel

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:51 pm

Interesting factoid. I usually have matches in their own container but now I know not to store them with a ferrocium rod :o
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Re: Corrosion of a Fire Steel

Postby realityguy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:59 am

If you forgot your box of matches..means you forgot your other firestarter also..why not hang it on your pack?
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Re: Corrosion of a Fire Steel

Postby zelph » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:08 pm

With all the sulfur on the rod, it looks like a big, ugly match. Granuals of ferrocerium really burn nice. Anyone ever hear of someone lighting a ferro rod with a torch? If granuals burn why not the whole rod if it gets hot enough. Hmmmm, wonder what will happen if I pitch a rod into a campfire :o
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