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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:08 PM
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Poll question: have you ever started a fire by rubbing 2 sticks together?
i've tried quite few times in my Life but never with any success. i began to think it was urban Legend as i couLdn't get some smoke going.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:09 PM
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1. As a kid, I tried plenty of times to no avail
I think it's just something that indians do in movies to make the white man look dumb
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:10 PM
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3. LOL! Thank you I needed a laugh today and that struck me as funny
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:10 PM
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2. LOL!
Your avatar! Bwahahahahaha!!! :thumbsup:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:11 PM
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4. That is funny
:bounce:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:21 PM
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12. it's creeping me out though
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:24 PM
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14. It is pretty creepy.
Looks like a high-school senior photo, with the drape. :puke:
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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:36 PM
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20. seriously
vw is a freak
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:12 PM
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5. No I have never tried. That is why they invented zippos
Edited on Wed Apr-27-05 02:14 PM by lenidog
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:12 PM
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6. yes, but it was hard as hell to do.
just get a f'in match.

you need straw so something will start up - the 2 sticks themselves don't give you good odds.
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:12 PM
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7. Ear worm warning:
Rubbin' sticks and stones together
makin' sparks ignite
lookin forward to a little afternoon delight......
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:13 PM
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8. Oh and
Yes I am an Eagle Scout and can start fires many different ways.
Prefer the stick and bow method when I don't have matches
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wideopen Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:18 PM
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10. I dropped out of the scouts at
first class, we never learned that method. Could you explain the procedure? I build fires weekly and it would be fun to learn to light them like that.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:44 PM
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21. A bow drill is the basic tool
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:16 PM
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9. Yup, but it's hard
Better if you have something like a block of wood, a stick, another stick, and a piece of string. You use one stick and string to spin the other stick on the block, with some kindling down near the spinning point. Still takes a long #$%@# time, though!
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Huckebein the Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:19 PM
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11. Yes, yes I have
difficult to do it is
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:23 PM
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13. I like to start a fire
with steel wool and a 9 volt battery.
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wideopen Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:26 PM
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15. I've used steel wool
but new w/ a battery. I can see how it would work, I'm going to try that one tonight.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:29 PM
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17. I am a scoutmaster,
and we use that quite often.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:29 PM
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18. I am a scoutmaster,
and we use that quite often.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:27 PM
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16. in my house, we caLL them, 'uh-ohs'
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 02:35 PM
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19. and this is where I met the leprechaun..
He told me to burn things.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 04:01 PM
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22. No sex threads!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 04:13 PM
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23. When I was like 16, I worked at a Go-Kart track
we used to have to stand in a field waiting for kids to crash their go-Karts and then we would straighten them up.
One day I saw a guy who worked there banging stones together and asked him what he was doing. He said he was trying to start a fire to light his cigarette. I informed him I had a lighter on me.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 04:17 PM
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24. no ~ can't say that I have.
Directing sunlight through glass often works.

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Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 04:23 PM
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25. Yeah, but then
if you don't have the conch shell, no one respects you.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-05 04:38 PM
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26. the raccoons did it
They made off with the shell when they pillaged the trailer for a a string of rainbow trout :grr:
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