Homemade Fire Piston Demo


A simple but effective homemade fire piston. I've made this one with a few different ideas that make it more useful to me. It's made from a 6 inch X 1/4 inch copper nipple pipe with a steel rod for the piston. For a piston handle I mounted an aluminum vial to keep my "fuel" in safe, dry and handy. On th ebusiness end of the piston I put the "fuel" reservoir through the side rather than on the end like is so common. That makes ember extraction much easier.

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Far North Bushcraft And Survival

Far North Bushcraft And Survival

Far North Bushcraft And Survival will teach you about many long forgotten tricks and tips of the old time woodsmen. Not only will you learn about bushcraft / woodcraft but you will learn many things that will help you to survive in a less than ideal "survival" situations as well.

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