Oakum – Dry


Dry Oakum


Dry Oakum is quite different from the oiled…here there is only a light ‘wetting’ of oil to keep the dust down.



Dry Oakum

Dry Oakum is quite different from the oiled…here there is only jute roving and a trace of water…Often used in fire starter kits for Scouts and Hunters.

Available in:

  • 5 lb.box…This is about 28 “ropes” running approximately 1′ x 27″…actual count can vary with the density or tightness of the twist in the rope.
  • 100′ box…which is…
    1. Approximately 100′ of 2-1/4 inch diameter oakum
    2. Which is made up of  7 strands of 3/4″ diameter with a twist every 18″ or so
    3. Which can be untwisted into approximately 4 1/4″ strands…again, the number of small strands can vary by the weight they’re attempting to achieve

NOTE: Weights are approximate…they come as packaged from the factory and might vary a bit in weight…the 100′ box is around 45lbs.

NOTE: Oakum is rarely visible when installed. However, for those working on unusual projects, some folks feel there is a bit of a deep dark green tint to the stuff.


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