Black-550-7 Strand-Type III Military Grade - Paracord-Made In USA!-Uses: Each of our Paracord Survival necklaces are made with 3 feet of strong military grade 550 waterproof nylon paracord that, when needed for survival, can be used for many useful and life saving applications. They adjust from 14 to 28 inches long by sliding the cord. These are not only stylish but functional & essential for survival situations. Attached is a magnesium rod & flint stone for starting fires for warmth, boiling water or cooking food. Brand new and high quality flint stone containing magnesium powderSafe, convenient carrying and durable. Can be used more than 1000 times Start fire easily and quickly with just some spark Can be used in most weather or low temperature Features: -Super tough 4mm 550 paracord Use it for: 1. Tying wood limbs or other materials together for shelter 2. Snares or traps 3. Fishing line 4. Anchor line 5. Sewing thread 6. Bow drill for starting fires 7. Cord for making a sling shot or Bow for arrows 8. Tie downs 9. Lanyard 10. Tourniquet 11. Sling 12. Splint 13.Tarp ridge lines 14. Securing gear 15. boot laces 16. hanging food 17. tie down for vehicle 18. Fixing broken equipment such as backpacks or gear bags 19 .attaching keys 20. 550 cord is often used by fishermen for long line fishing 21. Individual strands can be used as fishing line 22. String for a Bow and arrow 23. Tying crops to poles 24. Woven into a fishing net or toss net for fishing 25. Making snares for animals 26. A clothes line 27. Key chain lanyard 28. Anchor line for your boat 29. Replacing drawstrings in bags 30. dog leash 31. Changed into a Necklace 32. mend fabric 33. carrying items 34. Hang game 35. Make a perimeter trip line for warning 36. hammock 37. Whip
How to Start a Fire Using Flint
What happens when you are out camping in the middle of the woods and you need to start a fire but all of your matches are wet? You don't want to wait around for them to dry because it is getting dark, and they might not even work. What do you do? Well, if you had some flint, your problem would be solved. Knowing how to start a fire using flint is very useful and can save you a lot of trouble. Unlike matches, flint can be used in almost any situation at almost any time, and you don't have to worry about your flint getting ruined if it gets wet.
Step 1: Here is what you will need to start a fire using flint: -Flint -Scraper Provided or A pocket knife -Small kindling to get your fire going (Paper, cardboard, dry grass, and small dry twigs all work well) -Larger fuel to keep your fire going (Sticks and eventually logs, once your fire gets big enough)
Step 2: Getting Ready Before you start the fire, you need to get everything ready. First make sure you are in an open area without any trees or anything directly above you, you don't want them catching on fire! Next get your kindling. If you have dry grass, make a little "bed" for the flint shavings to go in later. You can't just lay sticks down and hope they'll light. You need small stuff first, which is why dry grass works so well (the "bed" also keeps your shavings from being blown away). Put the "bed" on some smaller twigs and have other pieces ready to put on the fire. The shavings and dry grass will burn quickly, so be ready!
Step 3: Flint Shavings Now, take the flint, and pocket knife if you need it, and scrape some of the flint off of one side (If you see sparks, flip it over. You're using the wrong side). You should be making a nice little pile of flint shavings in the "bed" of dry grass. A pile of shavings about the size of a nickel should probably work, you can always add more if need be. Now you're ready to light it.
Step 4: Lighting the Fire This time you will use the other side of the flint (the side that makes sparks). Hold the flint down next to the "bed" kind of at an angle so the sparks fall into the "bed." Take the scraper, or pocket knife, and scrape down the flint towards the "bed." You should see sparks, if they don't catch right away, keep scraping. This make take a few swipes. Once a spark hits the shavings, it should light the rest of the "bed." When you have a small flame, add some of the smaller twigs. Once the fire is going, continue to add increasingly larger pieces of fuel. Don't add too much too quickly though. The fire might go out, and it's also important to control you're fire. And that's it, you made fire with flint!
Step 5: Trouble Shooting If nothing happened or it didn't work, keep reading. If it worked, then you're done, congratulations! Here are some things that might help: -Is your wood and kindling dry? -Is too much wind getting to the embers? -Do you have enough flint shavings? -If the fire starts but doesn't keep going, try blowing gently on the glowing pieces (Fire needs air but not too much!).
Here's an example: