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 Maglite fire piston
prone  [Member]
8/20/2008 9:23:42 PM
Check this out, maybe it's a dupe, I don't know.

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rangermonroe  [Team Member]
8/20/2008 9:39:21 PM
There are two other topics about the same,exact thing.
ArmyofOne  [Member]
8/20/2008 10:07:17 PM
wow this is great the same thing again. NOTHING
Donith  [Member]
8/21/2008 12:59:17 AM
Does this work?
DrDeath  [Member]
8/21/2008 1:05:17 AM
WHats a fire piston?
Belt-Fed  [Team Member]
8/21/2008 2:36:59 AM
Pretty slick, but what is char cloth? where do you get it? could toilet paper or a dry leaf be used as tinder?
berdan  [Team Member]
8/21/2008 3:18:27 AM

Originally Posted By Belt-Fed:
Pretty slick, but what is char cloth? where do you get it? could toilet paper or a dry leaf be used as tinder?
Probably not! char cloth is 100% cotton cloth thats been heavily scorched in a nearly air-tight container. Example: cut up a 100% cotton wash cloth in 1" squares, put them in a tin can, mash the top of the can really flat. Toast the can on BBQ or stove burner until no more smoke escapes. Cool, open can, and if all is black, you have char cloth! Few things catch a spark as well!
GreatDane  [Member]
8/21/2008 6:42:10 AM
Making char cloth is a lot like making real charcoal for use in black powder and other pyrotechnic fun. Here's how I make mine (albeit, I make a lot at one time and just save it for later):

Materials:
--Unlined paint can
--100% cotton gauze
--Camping stove
--Two 1/4" rubber stoppers

1. Stuff the gauze loosely into the paint can. Leave about 2" at the top
2. Close paint can lid reeeeeeeeeal tight
3. Use a drill or a punch to put two 1/4" holes in the lid
4. Place paint can on lit camping stove
5. Once smoke starts coming out of holes in lid, light the smoke on fire
6. Once smoke stops burning, turn stove off and plug holes in lid with stoppers
7. Once can in cool enough to hold, open lid. The black stuff is char cloth.
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