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    Charcloth with ordinary tins

    Making some char cloth for the upcoming BCOZ Vic meet: http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showth...ary-2017/page3


    A couple of "ordinary" tins:
    20170315_211846 (Small).jpg

    Bottom cut off the tall tin:
    20170315_211905 (Small).jpg

    A perfect fit for the smaller (steel) tin:
    20170315_211928 (Small).jpg

    Cotton squares in. Loosely placed, not packed in:
    20170315_212209 (Small).jpg

    Lid on, with a small gap (smaller than shown below).
    Then gas on, on a low setting - until the smoke stops (which is just a few minutes):
    20170315_212355 (Small).jpg

    Then gas off and
    Lid on "tightly". Weighted down to make it seal:
    20170315_213033 (Small).jpg

    Allow time to cool.
    Charcloth ready to go:
    20170315_212955 (Small).jpg

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    Good write up. How do you find the butane adapter? Have just got 2 myself but not had a chance to try them yet


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    Quote Originally Posted by oncedisturbed View Post
    Good write up. How do you find the butane adapter? Have just got 2 myself but not had a chance to try them yet


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    Its not very robust (IMO), but fine for use in the shed.
    Larger pots can be an issue because they tend to reflect heat back down onto the cylinder, which could be hazardous it it heats up too much.

    The butane itself is fine and even in the cold weather it works well.
    I stick with normal cylinders for bush use.

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    Originally tinder materials were charred directly in the fire, you don't need a tin oven. You smother the smouldering tinder in your tinderbox.
    Keith.
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference".
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    thats very interesting. i like both methods. yet to try them tbh

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