WHISKEY FERRO ROD
When it comes to ferro rods, bigger is always better! There is so much to say about this beast that I don’t even know where to begin. These were all custom made just for IGNIS box subscribers! First, at ½” x 5” in size, it will literally see you through you a lifetime (and beyond) of fire making. I feel comfortable in saying that this is the last ferro rod you will ever need. Second, the rod is fitted with an ergonomic hand grip carved from a recycled white oak whiskey barrel stave. The handle has been dipped in a hot paraffin bath to weather proof it. Third, you’ll notice the recessed high-power magnet in the handle! I’ve never seen anything like this before. This magnet holds the mini striker, which can be used from several different angles. It also has a lanyard hole if you choose to stow it that way. Even if you decide to attach a larger striker to the whiskey handle lanyard, the recessed mini is a great back-up striker. Note: In order to really get sparks from the ferro rod, you must first scrape away the black coating to reveal the metal striking surface. See me use this ferro rod at http://www.myapocabox.com/feb-2017-vids/
This creative idea comes from a friend and fellow APOCABOX subscriber. He actually showed this idea to me at an Escape the Woods event last fall and I thought it was so creative I had to include it in this box. Not only is this item a back scratcher, but it’s also the FIRE SCRATCHER! When you remove the rubber grip (simply slide it off), the scratcher can be extended to make an awesome fire bellows that you can use to blow air with pinpoint accuracy into the fire. The little metal hand on the end also makes a perfect tool for reaching into the fire and adjusting cookware, coals, or sticks. This lightweight and multifunctional tool makes a very unique addition to your existing fire kit!
CREEK’S WHISKEY FLINT & STEEL KIT
One of my goals for this box was to assemble a unique, one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality flint and steel kit for each subscriber. I worked closely with Reptile Toolworks of Kentucky to design the most unique flint striker I’ve ever seen. It has a small recycled whiskey barrel handle, which has been riveted securely onto the rock hard striking steel. I’ve found this striker to be very comfortable (even for beginners) and very effective at delivering sparks. The large chunk of flint I’ve enclosed is Texas Flint and is a proven winner for use with a flint and steel kit. The large chunk of rope included in your kit is made from 100% cotton and makes for a VERY unique char rope that I’m willing to bet none of you have used before! It’s actually furniture and upholstery piping that I purchased in bulk from Hobby Lobby. It’s available at most fabric stores and makes for the fattest, most awesome char material I’ve ever used. Please watch the video at the following link where I show you how to char this rope and use the flint and steel kit to make a fire: http://www.myapocabox.com/feb-2017-vids