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    Default Puffers

    Been using a piece of tube for some time to help with starting fires. It lets you blow into he embers at exactly the right location to bring on a flame. I upgraded mine with a short length of stainless tube- stops the end from melting if you get too close!



    I had a bit of tube left over so I have made a few more up and wondered if anyone would be interested in buying one. They are really great for kelly kettles as it saves crawling on the ground to blow through the hole on the side of the fire pan. I'm selling them at 2.50 plus 0.75 p+p if you would like one.
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    It's even easier if you take a firelighter with you
    Last edited by Sprout; 11th-January-2009 at 04:05 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Best remember to blow and not suck
    Cheers
    Tim


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Best remember to blow and not suck
    depends what you're burning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Randall View Post
    depends what you're burning!
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    weighs 7 Stone! 44.5kg
    Bell Yellowstone (so light)

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    Lightbulb I'm interested in one, Message sent

    I'm interested in one, Message sent

    Ewan

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    Smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Randall;

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    What worries me is the environmental damage in this photo.

    Local sterilisation of the soil and scaring of the rocks.

    Chris your'e a bad man.

    Interesting device though. When I need localised heat I use a broken ali arrow shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne View Post
    What worries me is the environmental damage in this photo.

    Local sterilisation of the soil and scaring of the rocks.

    Chris your'e a bad man.

    Interesting device though. When I need localised heat I use a broken ali arrow shaft.
    I would have taken the firebox but we were already very overweight when we flew out to Canada never mind coming back!

    In my defense the fire was built on a gravel bank and as it turned out was under water by 10 am the next morning and come spring snow melt who knows where the various stones would end up. The Wind river is a very dynamic environment so no habitat below high water is very permanent. Even away from the river things don't last long. We saw evidence of rock slides that had wiped away all sign of life across a wide area- part of the cycle of birth and destrcuction that marks a natural system.

    It's a shame more outfitters don't get with the programme and supply fireboxes or at least grills with legs so stones to support the grill wouldn't be required.

    Still at least I have the titanium Yukon now so no more excuses!

    Chris
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