Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Pencil Sharpener

One of the items i carry in my fire kit is a pencil sharpener, why?, well it's pretty simple really, the addition of a sharpener to my kit, allows me to make masses of wafer thin shavings very quickly from small twigs and branches, these shavings, as long as the twig used was dead and dry, will ignite from the merest spark and give a good and easily obtainable tinder pile in very little time and with very little effort.


  1. As a kid, i happened to notice, that many, many old aluminium coloured sharpeners were actually made out of magnesium, and man did i have loads of shavings from one to make fires easily.