New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760. Armidale,NSW AUSTRALIA.

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 Post subject: Making Fire. Show Us What You Use & How You Carry It.
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I think most of us will be using flint & steel to make fire, but do you use a tinderbox? How do you carry your flint & steel?
Keith.


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This is my greased leather fire bag which I carry my tinderbox in. The top rolls down keeping it water resistant.

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This is the fire steel I carry now in place of the copy I used to carry. This one is an original from England.

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This shows my belt pouch in which I carry my fire bag, & my tinderbox can be seen bottom right.

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My fire kit recently received an upgrade. The air rifle pellet tin has been replaced with a standard tinderbox, and the broken file I had is now replaced by this nice hand forged fire steel. The kit is carried in my slit pouch shooting bag.
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My fire kit recently received an upgrade. The air rifle pellet tin has been replaced with a standard tinderbox, and the broken file I had is now replaced by this nice hand forged fire steel. The kit is carried in my slit pouch shooting bag.
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I have a little bag I made out of black leather, that I salvaged from a couch that was put out for collection down the road. I can't say its really period, as the tie is a bit of poly rope I strung through it. But it works.
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