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What do you bring into the woods when it gets cold?

First Aid kit
Waterproof Matches
steel wool for fire starting
Lighter
Compass
extra clothes - at least an extra pair of socks and definitely a dry wool cap or head cover.
Hot liquids
(I pack a thermos of either coffee or tea if I want to stay out there all day.)

Sometimes we take our safety for granted but if you get lost or the weather makes a rapid turn you have to protect yourself.

New Jersey weather is unpredictible - espescially in late autumn.

Always assume your cell-phone won't work. Usually in thick woods the reception is decreased.

Leave a day-plan or hunt plan with someone you know.
If you don't call or return by a specific hour - they can at least get help.
 

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Try it - steel wool is extremely flammable.

Make sure you do this experiment outside.

It doesn't require much.

I had one of those magnesium spark bars - you spark over the steel wool - presto - fire!

Easier than vaseline coated cotton.
 

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Try it - steel wool is extremely flammable.

Make sure you do this experiment outside.

It doesn't require much.

I had one of those magnesium spark bars - you spark over the steel wool - presto - fire!

Easier than vaseline coated cotton.
Wow!

I never knew that. worth a try. thanks[up]
 

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Try it - steel wool is extremely flammable.
I learned this the hard way!!! Had a bag of fine wool next to the grinder...Had a few sparks fly and poof! Man there it goes! Hard to put out too!:D
 

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If you don't have one of Magnesium spark bars try steel wool with a 9 volt battery. Touch the steel wool to the battery and up it goes.
 
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