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Old 07-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
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All good suggestions and I've used them all. Since I use to work on the RR, I have a large supply of flares. They stink like hell for 10 min, but they sure work in an emergency
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Is there anybody else out there that starts their CGF the old fashioned way?
I do. Most of the time I rub two sticks together. But if I am in a rush I will break out the flint.
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I do. Most of the time I rub two sticks together.
Where I come from (Scotland) we just rub two boy scouts together.
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Where I come from (Scotland) we just rub two boy scouts together.

I heard that they made good firestarters.
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I do. Most of the time I rub two sticks together. But if I am in a rush I will break out the flint.
Wow, and I thought it was a lot of work using kindling, newspaper and a match!
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Propane torch and kindling
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I go sliding into my camping spot, throw some kindling and wood into the fire ring, dump a can of lighter fluid and throw a match!

Really, I use pine cones as fire starter. About 3 or 4 is all that is needed to get a fire going. I do use a propane torch to light the pine cones.

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For a HOT fire rub a Boy Scout with A Girl Scout!
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I usually use a couple of squirts of lighter fluid, sounds like the boys next door to you got carried away.
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Is there anybody else out there that starts their CGF the old fashioned way?
I gather the kindling and light a match, and as the fire catches I keep adding bigger pieces.

Seems like whenever I go camping with a group I am always the one starting and taking care of the fire. Not many things better than sitting around a campfire with a bunch of friends.
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Actually, many of the methods already stated except the rubbing stick together and the strick of flint. We generally carry two or three firelogs on board to use when want to sit outside and just enjoy the fire.
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Is there something wrong with a match-some light kindling of sorts and maybe blowing some air from your mouth to enhance the flame? I must be alone at it, I don't see others doing it. They have to buy blowtorches, propane, other chemicals to start a simple fire? Mine start every time doing this trick of mine. My fire gets as large as your fire and I don't buy extras for it.
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Is there something wrong with a match-some light kindling of sorts and maybe blowing some air from your mouth to enhance the flame? I must be alone at it, I don't see others doing it. They have to buy blowtorches, propane, other chemicals to start a simple fire? Mine start every time doing this trick of mine. My fire gets as large as your fire and I don't buy extras for it.
Like every segment of society, some RV'ers are just lazy.

And some were never Boy (or Girl) Scouts.

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Friend bought 3 cases of the large fire logs for $5 each and I bought them from him. Cutting then into slices makes them into nice firestarters too. And they're cheap considering what I paid for them.
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