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Old 02-27-2011, 10:11 AM
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I have no idea where to post this, but, I figured here was as good as any place.

We were taking survival for our hunters' safety class. did you know that Pringles (the potato chip) makes great kindling. Just don't eat them first.

Here's hoping no one gets lost and needs to try it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:18 PM
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haha! good thing pringles are the first thing in my pack everytime!

wait they're not...now what? haha.
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:31 PM
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And I teach in the State of WI and did not know that~

I am going to give that a try!

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:30 PM
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so do dorritos
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:22 PM
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simple chemistry, they're thin, dry, and all starch. Sugars burn like crazy once you get them going. Baked lays will work too. Actually any dry potato chip. Regular bag chips won't work only because they are so greasy.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:47 AM
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yeah, jicand, I understand that. just never really thought about it until someone pointed it out. just like dryer lint. dang, that stuff is flamable. lol
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:39 AM
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Default If you ate a lot of potato chips, over the years,

you're probably only getting in the woods, some two hundred yards. anyways.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:46 AM
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heh, dryer lint is great for starting fires. I bought one of those magnesium fire starters, total crap by the way, the magnesium burns way to fast, but a single spark from the striker sets dryer lint going. Showed my girlfriend and told her "see, this is why you clean the lint trap after every load." lol
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Shrapnal
I have no idea where to post this, but, I figured here was as good as any place.

We were taking survival for our hunters' safety class. did you know that Pringles (the potato chip) makes great kindling. Just don't eat them first.

Here's hoping no one gets lost and needs to try it.
Yes greasy chips do make for decent firestarters,
Would think carton tube pringles come in make a better kindling.
Other firestarters to consider is toilet paper,
When rolll runs low I usually take it out and carry that with me.
I also use lint from the drier, as its light and takes like almost no space.
If I plan on staying out more than 1-2 nights I also sometimes pack a couple sterno candles,
And of course paper /kindling don't help unless you have matches/lighter/mag stick etc..
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jicand
heh, dryer lint is great for starting fires. I bought one of those magnesium fire starters, total crap by the way, the magnesium burns way to fast, but a single spark from the striker sets dryer lint going. Showed my girlfriend and told her "see, this is why you clean the lint trap after every load." lol
you obviously dont know how to use one correctly then
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