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  • #30613
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    KOS
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    Nice try china…

    Test everything. Couldn’t hurt to stop buying chinese anyway, funds their army… they support forced organ donations in prisons… and it could just plain kill you outright. *shakes fist* Q the china shills from behind the great fire wall of china.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

    #30620
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    74
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    rnews

    Good find KOS.

    #30622
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    c
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    Thanks, KOS. That was very interesting. :)

    #30624
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    KOS
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    My pleasure all.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

    #30625
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    Brulen
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    My first magnesium bar was a dud. I never tried one again. I thought they were all like that. lol

    #30626
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    74
    Survivalist
    rnews

    I just happen to have a Chinese made non-starter and tested it minutes ago. Complete failure to ignite using a propane lighter.

    #30649
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    MountainBiker
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    I’m not as good as I’d like to be but I do try to avoid buying stuff made in China on general principles. Sometimes I get lazy and don’t check first, especially when I’m in a rush, and sometimes I can’t find a suitable alternative. This is a good reminder to try harder.

    #30699
    Tolik
    Tolik
    Survivalist
    member10

    I have seen this , Better to pay more for a Doan mag bar made in USA than risk a Walmart cheapie with your life . .There are some guys that work at machine shops , that work with magnesium . They collect all the shavings and drillings , that would be tossed away at the work place and sell bags of them on ebay . it weighs nothing and they dont charge a lot , might save on your bars if you had a bag of shavings .

    #30887
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    As of a year ago I provide an ‘amnesty box’ on survival courses for people to toss these mag bar/fire starter combos, I have yet to come across a good, recently produced version, it seems the market is saturated with poor quality items of this particular product…

    That aside there are a number of great alternatives that offer excellent fire-lighting options, but the lesson certainly is make sure you shop around, and as I am constantly saying “Train with what you plan to use” segwayed with ‘Make sure you train”!

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