Field Preparation Of Plant Tinder For Use With Flint & Steel By Charring.

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Lofty Wiseman
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Charred punkwood works well with flint and steel I have found, something I picked up from one of your other videos a while back.

At times have been surprised as to how quickly a fire can be made after a bit of practice.
 

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Charred punkwood works well with flint and steel I have found, something I picked up from one of your other videos a while back.

At times have been surprised as to how quickly a fire can be made after a bit of practice.
Yes Chigger & flint, steel & tinderbox fire lighting is sustainable.
Keith.
 

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Yep, once your tinderbox is set up, scratch around for a bit of kindling and you are set to go. Do carry a small amount of stringybark with me for kindling in case there is rain about and things are wet.
 

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Yep, once your tinderbox is set up, scratch around for a bit of kindling and you are set to go. Do carry a small amount of stringybark with me for kindling in case there is rain about and things are wet.
I used to carry kindling Chigger, but I don't bother anymore. I can find dry stringybark bark on the trees even in the rain. If I see rain coming I will pick up kindling on the trail before getting to a camp spot, & I always keep spare kindling under my shelter just in case the fire goes out on a winters night.
Keith.
 
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