This is my first thread, I require some help with a warrior fire piston. I have owned and been using the piston for about 18 months, but seem to have had varying results with the char cloth used and with obtaining a good seal to crate the heat within the piston to ignite the char cloth ember.
The char cloth used, I make from old jeans and use vasaline to lubrcate the seal, however the piston might light first time or never, in which case I need to re-gasket the piston and re-try with a different batch of char cloth, this normally works, but the next time I go to use the piston with the same char cloth ther is good chance that it doesn't work.
Have anyone else encounted this problem and have could offer any tips?
This is not my main method of firelighting or my prefered methods (Flint & Steel or bow drill), but does have a very good curiousity factor with others, especially children and teenagers.