Fire Starting

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by RATequila, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
    How many of you have started a fire using your Swamp Rat Knife. Whether it is striking a Ferro rod or you used your knife to make a hand or bow drill lets hear your story. Any story is a good one just let us know the details and how you have done it. If you have pictures or videos show them off.
     
  2. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    I once used a Swamp Rat knife to split wood and then cut it into little pieces of kindling, which I then ignited with a small phosphorous sulfide-tipped stick. Does that count?
     
  3. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    I have never been out with a naked (Swamp Comp) Swamp Rat blade, so I have never stuck a fire steel or ferro-rod with my Rats... (spine of coated blades not so good for that!) but I have made kindling with my RMD... that counts, right?
     
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  4. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    3C1508FA-4B87-4854-BDEF-7C33A76C4F89.jpeg These did a great job on the kindling. Paper and a lighter did the rest.
     
  5. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    Sure if it worked
     
  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Those sticks work pretty well.:D:thumbsup:
     
  7. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    First.
    Get a bunch of old tires and magazines and cardboard boxes and pallets.
    Second.
    Stack the tires and pallets.
    Third.
    Cut up the cardboard and pallets and stuff with your knaaaf.
    C)
    Pour gasoline on all of it. Lots of gasoline. Unsafe amounts. Pour one of those lines of gas away from it that will act as a fuse an let you light that fucker from like a block away.
    7.
    Light that fucker from like a block away.

    Thenmakesmores...

    Hypothetically.
     
  8. Varmithunter

    Varmithunter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    Does it count if I used a SYKCO Regulator? My Mega Rat is still waiting on pants.....
     
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  9. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    Sure If scrap yard don't have a thread like this.
     
  10. Varmithunter

    Varmithunter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    One of my crew was asking about survival stuff while we were in the field last week. I ended up showing him how to make: snares, wooden fishhooks and a fire with a bow drill. I used the Regulator for all of it, including a flower I whittled for my wife. I’ll post a picture of it later with the knife.
     
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  11. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    cool cant wait to see it.
     
  12. Varmithunter

    Varmithunter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    Not the most detailed but not bad for a big knife.
     

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  13. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    That is COOL!
     
  14. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    nice.
     
  15. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Sr101 gets scary sharp.

    Sharpest edge I've ever put on a knife was a taliwhacker le.
     
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  16. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019

    SR101 is hair popping sharp.


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