just knocking about

de:IMCO Triplex Super lighter

de:IMCO Triplex Super lighter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

starting a fire with two stones is an art
you can’t use just any two stones for a start

I wonder how man first figured this out
how did such discoveries come about?

was someone sitting cold and bored in a Belgian cave
with nothing better to do than misbehave

and strike some flint and iron pyrite together
near some tender that just happened to be there

starting a smoky fire that got him kicked out
until they realized it was something to write about?


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  1. #1 by emmylgant on November 21, 2012 - 9:37 am

    I’ve wondered that myself….even with matches and kindling I sometime have trouble getting a fire going! So much for survival skills…:-/

    • #2 by RKHouse on November 21, 2012 - 7:48 pm

      Despite years of the best boy scout training efforts in my youth, I fear I too have few survival skills, unless enjoying listening to stories around the campfire counts. 🙂

  2. #3 by emmylgant on November 21, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    I think it does count! Listening and telling stories around a fire has a magical quality about it, I think. Throw in some music (guitar and drums are good) and it is even better.

  3. #4 by anelephantcant on November 22, 2012 - 1:15 am

    AnElephantCant say it too often
    He has told his sweet friend Emmy above
    Sanity is overrated
    Much more is created
    With some strangeness and a sprinkling of love

    • #5 by RKHouse on November 22, 2012 - 9:45 am

      Some strangeness and a sprinkling of love sounds good to me.

  4. #6 by emmylgant on November 22, 2012 - 9:59 am


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