DRYER LINT

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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    How much of it do you keep stored in a quart zip lock bag ? And why NOT?
    I will tell you later why I have a couple of gallons of it stored :eek: :rolleyes:
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    It packs easily, takes up very little room in the BOB and in a wet invrionment is much easier than poking through a rat's nest looking for tinder.

    Am I close? :D

    Crpdeth
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    You are better then most, Crpdeth. I be proud of you :D

    now do you have a TWO-Can stove handy ?

    You don't ! want to learn how to make one ? doubles as a heater ! easy safe and works great when the power is out and you want some thing warm or cooked :D
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    The best flint and steel fire tinder there is.

    Do you have one of tose magnesium bars 100x better than flint
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  5. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    ONE :D :D :D :D I have a few not sure how many but I think it is a couple dozen, Bought them on a close out a couple of years ago for .99 cents each
    I think I got all they had ;)
  6. Well, Ron, you might use the lint to make gun cotton, of course, the BATF&E might want to "discuss" that with you. :D ;) :p
  7. Crpdeth

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    I haven't made a two can yet...I'd love to see pictures of yours.

    I'm quite fond of these "Couriously strong" British candies called Altoids, well, the Tangerine ones anyway, the rest of 'em are nasty tasting to me.

    I use the cans for everything you can think of, but my favorite use so far has been this little heater/stove...If I were to use it as a stove outdoors I would have to gather three or four rocks to place around it, or maybe three extra cans, then place my pot on top of that platform.

    I've started using unscented candle wax, but dont want to dig through my gear to find them, this was an early one where I was playing around with the idea to see if it would work and I leave it handy, here on my desk...I just attach a paper clip to the bottom of the can, making sure there is enough room to put the lid back on, then use a trimmed business card as my wick. I've tried placing the wick in various different patterns with mixed results, but so far I like this way, it gets freaking warm in only a few minutes.

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  8. 358 winchester

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    TWO-Can Stove
    1 tuna can ( cat food cans work well also)
    1 large coffee can ( any large #10 / gallon can works)
    1 pack unscented GULF WAX don't substitute
    long strip of cardboard.
    Instruction
    First start the wax melting in a double boiler
    Cut the cardboard so that it is 1/8 to 1/4 inch taller than the small can.
    roll the cardboard so that it fits snuggly in to the small can and is just sticking above the rim.
    Slowly pour melted wax into / over the cardbord so that it fills the can completely ( the more you get into the cardboard the hotter it will burn)
    Now while that cools
    Take the number ten / gallon can and with a CHURCH KEY cut six to eight holes on the out side of the can on the open end. Next cut about twelve holes with the CHURCH Key on the bottom of the large can.
    You now have a TWO-CAN Stove Heater
    just light the smallcan place the large can over the small can then your pot onto the large can and you will have a quart of boiling water in less then ten minutes.
    This little stove will burn for about six hours nonstop
    with the plastic lid to keep it all stored in the large can you have a nice little package.
    Hint when making the smaller can / burners make several at one time.
    Always burn the paint or ink from the cans before using in an enclosed space!!!
    There you go my friends:D ;)
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    So all I need now is a #10 can with some holes in it...I can handle that. :D

    Crpdeth
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    I don't know how much heat your little burners put out but try them!
    the ones I make put out a lot of heat ;)
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    I also have them with the "circle burners" and they do indeed put out more heat...I'll see if I have a picture.
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    I have used a similar heater for my deer blind for years. If you take coat hanger wire and make a handle on large can you can carry everything inside like a bucket. I use the alcohol cans like are used to heat food for heat source. Sam's Club sells them in a six pack real cheap. Each one burns about six hours and is odor free. They have a selfcontained wick and a cap that can be replaced to put out the fire.
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    I would it for chaff, example when a I see the laser dot on my chest, throw some in the air and run like he!!. The particles should scatter the beam enough to throw off the focus of the beam.

    Or the shooter will be wondering what the idiot they are trying to shoot is doing.
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    A bit of cork works well for a wick when used with wax shavings in a depression, such as the bottom of an aluminum can. Also, you can pour charcoal starter on sand or soil (damp or dry) and light it. The ground works as a wick for an instant camp fire. You can do the same thing with sand in a can.

    LL
  17. Ron, it seems appropriate that you should post this. I mean, after all, soon it will be <ahem> "Lint." :D ;) :p
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    & all this time I thought dryer lint was only good to put out in the garden, so the birds could use it in their nest's. :D
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    One other easy-light a fire source is pitch.

    Most of the hunters and fishermen on the rivers in the NW always carry a container of Pine pitch in their gear. It's easy to light and burns well in windy and wet conditions.

    It also burns long enough to dry out tinder and small twigs.
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    Back in 72' Outdoor life had a recipie for a Ice fishing hand warmer.
    1 gallon paint can (well cleaned)
    A full roll of but wipe and a bottle of rubbing alachol,
    I made one, took it fishing, it made a new hole for me. :cool:
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