This is a discussion on Difficulty with ferro rod. within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Humidity is a strange thing to fire lighting.... It makes it harder... Only because of the moisture.... Also your ferro rod might have been a ...
Humidity is a strange thing to fire lighting.... It makes it harder... Only because of the moisture....
Also your ferro rod might have been a little damp from body sweat, that sounds like a issue since you weren't getting much of a spark... My thoughts on it anyways... (it might also be a dodgy rod)
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get a blast match it has never failed me even in the sub artic during a blizzard.
sportsman's guide, cabalas, bass pro shop, cheaper than dirt, 100's of others I was introduced to it in the military used to be an issue item in the SRU-21/P and alse vests
it can be used with one hand
here is a link I just googled for blast match don't know much about the store it was the first that came up.
Last edited by Medic33; 06-27-2015 at 10:35 PM.
Form it into a circle with most attache to the face of the end with enough protruding to lght.
Make it out of paracord and wax it, burns real good.
Sounds like the thing was acting like a heat sink.