How to Start a Fire With Swedish Firesteel/Flint

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Introduction: How to Start a Fire With Swedish Firesteel/Flint

About: Im always up for trying something new. I can figure out how something works if you give me 5 minutes with it, and im always trying to improve on things. Theres nothing i cant temporarily fix, and i feel lost...
Here I will teach you how to start a fire my way with Swedish Firesteel. You can find the materials in any house or garage.

Step 1: The Easy Find Materials

What you need:

Firesteel
Steel wool
Paper
Fuel (cardboard, more paper, wood, etc.)
Fire pit or a small tray
5 min.

Step 2: Spark

Put your steel wool in the pan and spark it. It will start to burn, but you wont see a flame. This is how you want it. it will burn out fast.

Step 3: Place Paper and Blow

Now put the corner of the paper on the glowing part of the steel wool and blow on it hard. It will catch fairly fast.

Step 4: Add Fuel and Have Fun

put the fuel on and have fun.

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    Thanks. I bought one today, and wasn't able to "light my fire" until I tried this. It worked after 3 swipes.

    Just to clear up some possible confusion, add the term "flint" by firesteel, mostly because I know quite a few people (myself included) who refer to that type of product as a "flint"

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