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~~**Steel Wool & A 9-Volt Battery**~~

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by USMCsilver, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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  2. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    That's where I saw it for the first time too. Pretty cool.
     

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    if you can remember to carry those, you can remember to carry a lighter :)
     
  4. vart

    vart

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    I saw that on "Apocolypse Man" too...

    I always have a couple of Bic lighters with me when hunting or in the woods, but I guess if I ever find myself in an industrial area in a post-apopolyctic world, it will come in handy...

    Seems like something I would more likely use to impress some drunk buddies in my garage...
     
  5. G17Jake

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    Did you watch Armageddon man (or some similar name) on History channel?
     
  6. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Something like that.

    I usually avoid that channel like the plague, but I was in the hospital with Colt, and it was on...

    Pretty neat idea.

    And, yeah, a Bic would be much better, I agree.
     
  7. JasonV

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    ?????
    We learned this in the Boy Scouts. Well not that particular move, but using batteries and steel wool to start fires.
     
  8. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    True, my BOB has a magnesium stick and lighters. But the steel wool is neat. I just tried it. One touch and that's all it took. Lots of fun.
     
  9. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    I musta missed that day. :dunno:
     
  10. Scared_of_zombies

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    its larger than a box of matches (so not very practical) but its cool.
     
  11. G17Jake

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    I watched that show.

    When he swung over the river on a rope with a crowbar grappling hook, I thought now there's a bad idea. But he made it...
     
  12. JasonV

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    We were taught to keep some steel wool in our mess kit primarily for cleaning the pot / pan with, but that it could be used to start a fire if lighter / matches / whatever was out of service.

    We did not carry additional batteries, just used the ones from the flashlights. I'm prett sure that our scout masters did not think the effects through before they taught us that. We rigged all kinds of booby traps for the rest of the troop after we learned that.

    :supergrin:
     
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    8-Ball Old Soul

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    Blasphemy. I'm not sure if my TV has any other channels than the history channel and .mil channel.
     
  14. skanless

    skanless IPA ISLAND

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    I learned this when i was about 10. :rofl:
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    thats old old school , lol we were taught that when i was kid in the 70ties lol
     
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    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    Yup. They also use they same trick to light contraband in the joint. No pun intended. :tongueout:
     
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    Nice although its easier to carry a magnesium fire starter.
     
  18. zoyter2

    zoyter2 Yeah, so what?

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    Well, I certainly learned something new. Wrap flammable steel wool around the genitals of some random talentless guys with musical instruments, and you can record the resulting sounds of torture and use them in a video about playing with fire. :supergrin:
     
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    It's old, but still cool.
     
  20. jdavionic

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    You mean you didn't have to endure making fire with sticks for a badge??? Now I feel even older.