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DIY Ferro rod

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d0j0w0:
J-B weld works well.  But, I'm not sure if it is the cheapest epoxy out there. 

J-B weld would be a good item for a BOB.

motionman2:
Hello everyone, I've been playing with this idea as well.....I saw someone was using fatwood as the handle material (just in case tinder is hard to come by).  Anyone have experience working with fatwood?

archer:
I found this site for firesteel blanks: http://firesteel.com/

travisonfire:

--- Quote from: motionman2 on July 29, 2012, 09:40:25 PM ---Hello everyone, I've been playing with this idea as well.....I saw someone was using fatwood as the handle material (just in case tinder is hard to come by).  Anyone have experience working with fatwood?

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we use fatligher all the time, or fatwood.  I'm guessing its the same thing.  Its comes from the bottom of dead pine trees.  all the sap rests there in the roots.  Has an almost sweet smell.  Easy to light and burns hot and long.  Just chop a piece off about the size of a sharpie to carry with you.  When you need to use it just whittle some pieces from that. 

Trailboy:
This sounds like a dumb question, but did you make the Ferro rod yourself or buy a large sized rod? I have thought about using PVC pipe and a 2 part epoxy

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