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#101943 - 08/29/08 12:19 PM Fire Straw
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Even the best of us have trying times in getting a campfire to start. I've been carrying and using a 7" piece of aluminum arrow shaft for my 'Fire Straw' probably 30 years now...can't recall, that's how long it's been in my pack. It'll never burn like plastic tubing; you can use it to get, abliet, unfiltered, water from seeps or cracks when needed; and it's light. Works as a fire poker too if you are like me and just make an Indian Fire (small campfire not a blaze). Just remember not to inhale <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#101944 - 08/30/08 05:07 AM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Earthling]
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Good advice. Now I won't burn my face so much just blowing on the fire. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#101945 - 09/02/08 06:44 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Earthling]
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Goood one!


Edited by Spock (09/02/08 06:45 PM)

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#101946 - 09/03/08 12:41 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Earthling]
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Could probably use it as a cigarette holder. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Suppose an aluminum tent pole section wold work too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#101947 - 09/09/08 11:36 AM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Jimshaw]
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could but then wouldnt the rubber bungie holding them together burn jim.

i have used my fire straw to get water as a basic filter in the past for whatever reason i needed to use it as such. i placed some campfire charcoal in one end, just shoved some in, followed by a piece of cotton ball to hold it in. flip around put a tbspoon of sand in and cottom ball in this end. then when need the water just sip from the sharcoal end with the cotton ball pushed in. takes some fiddling with but works if there is enough water flow. allow the water to flow through and drink from the end like a water spigot. not going to purify water but rather clean the bigger crap out. when done just plull out the cooton and shale it clear to use at your fire. if something ssticks just use one of the bike spokes from your grill to push it out one end.
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#101948 - 09/09/08 01:31 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Earthling]
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Would you like some lyme with your water, sir??
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

(i know. not funny. well, it kinda is.)
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#101949 - 09/09/08 06:26 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Dryer]
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Would you like some lyme with your water, sir??



If he chuckles a little , I know it hurts.
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#101950 - 09/18/08 05:47 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: chaz]
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Funny Paul, maybe I could drink it with my versatile FireStraw <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Yeah, it works for fire starting, drinking from seeps, drinking from nalgenes, drinking from a stirred drink, not shaken <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />, extra tent stake, tent pole repair, on and on and on for a simple little device <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Yes, mojitio please and dont crush the mint to death <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> rim it with lime and it's great

pain is an understatement for what I'm dealing with daily 24 7. this sucks beyond reality. i can barely read here never mind post <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> time for meds...go ahed, make the jokes <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#101951 - 09/19/08 05:08 AM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Earthling]
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pain is an understatement for what I'm dealing with daily 24 7.


Yeah, but I can tell your getting well. Your emoticon count is begining to come back up. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#101952 - 09/25/08 02:48 PM Re: Fire Straw [Re: Dryer]
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Ok, I'll validate your post Paul by saying I was feeling better THAT day....think 24/7 morning sickness and you'll understand my dilemna <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
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