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Posted: Well,being a newbie makes feel like asking for instructions......fire instructions!!!
I want to light up my poi for the first time and I've many reasons of being anxious about it... I know what kind of fuel to use(Greek Parafine)but I don't know how to put the fuel on the wicks so that I can fire it up...Actually,I'm also afraid of burning my hair ,but I'll just have to wet them and tie them up...I'd appreciate any kind of advice and information,even the most simple...it'll be my first time and I don't want it to be....injuring
Thanks to anyone who minds giving me a hand of aid...
643 posts Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
wear a hat/cap rather than wetting your hair - water turns to steam, whereas a firehead will just bounce off the fabric...
to prepare your wicks - soak them for a few hours in the parafin - it's arguable how much difference it makes presoaking them but can't do any harm
store your paraffin in a TIN... like a paint tin but with er... no paint in it. must be metal - and before each spin dunk them for 20 seconds, and make sure you spin them hard for a moment away from where you'll be lighting them to dispose of the excess fuel
then find somewhere away from flamable people and delicate things... and get out your lighter
when they've gone out dunk them immediately back into the fuel - the smoking is your wicks actually burning and dunking them again stops them from wearing out too fast.
OOOOOOOOOOOH and Dont forget to have a friend there to act as a safety (THIS IS ESSENTIAL!!!) with a fire blanket( or a thick woolen one ie. army blanket) and a bucket of water. There are other things too so have a peep at the the fire safety section and do a search on it too before you start
some people take a walk in the rain and others just get wet
Whenever you're burning, it is also essential to choose the right clothing. There a section on it here, but to sum it up it basically says that all natural fibers are the best since synthetic ones could melt to your skin and cause reeeeally bad burns! So tight(er) fitting non synthetic clothes, like jeans and a t-shirt.