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How to Identify Flint
Flint, also known as chert, is a type of sedimentary rock that has many uses. It was once commonly used to form rudimentary tools like knives and spear tips. Flint is often used by outdoorsmen to create sparks for a fire when it is struck against hardened steel. Knowing how to find a piece of flint can come in handy when you’re in the wild. Whether you’re looking for artifacts or a way to start a fire, identifying flint isn’t as hard as you think. But it only occurs where there was an ocean at one time. Chalk deposits are a dead giveaway to the existence of flint. You won’t find flint in the North East U.S. But it is very common in the South East and Mid West. Quartz is a metamorphic rock and can be used like flint to start fires. Agate in the Mid West can also be used like flint.
A great skill to have is learning how to build a rocket stove.
Rockets stoves can be built out of any type of brick. From cinderblocks to red building bricks. In a time of disaster that could be scavenge from colapsed buildings old old ruins or even from old ghost towns. materials can be purchased from Home Depot or other stores that carry bricks .
Why would you want a rocket stove? For couple reasons. To help cook food , warmth or to purify water .
There are quite a few videos on YouTube showing how to build these or you can buy some premade rocket stoves off the Internet that are made of metal .
Not very much material as needed maybe 15 bricks or six cylinder blocks in order to make an effective stove . You may need to have a grill of some type of place over the flu of the stove for your cooking.
If needed the stones can be disassembled quickly and carried with you to another location however you are dealing with brick which does add some weight to your baggage that you may be caring .
As with any survival situation always plan accordingly to the rules of three .