Intro: Fire Lighting With the Aid of a Pencil Sharpener
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Step 1: WHY ??
Right for those of you that have tried to light a fire but
find it difficult to get it to ignite one of the reasons might be the wood that you are trying to catch might be too big.
Step 2: Sticks and Shavings
With most metal pencil sharpeners tend to be made from magnesium so they can be used mutable ways.
The sharpener can be used how it was intended however instead of putting a pencil into it we put in a stick.
Secondary to this as I was saying the pencil sharpener most of the time is made of magnesium like mine here pictured is, with this I can rub the back of my knife down the side of the sharpener and collect the shavings and put those into the fire as magnesium ignites very easy when in small shavings.
Also you can use the sharpener to put pointed edges onto sticks for a trap or spear.
Step 3: Ignition
Now it is just a case of ignition, in the photo your see my
ferocidium rod (Made in another Instructable) and with a few strikes of this I was igniting but due to the strong winds it was being blown out so with the aid of a fire pad (Another Instructable) I used this to get the flame to keep and help the rest of the wood ignite and stay lit.
And for anyone wondering the box i,m using to burn in is called a fire box. It flat packs down and fits in my rucksack easily.