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First flint and steel fire after lock down

Chigger

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Covid lock down over and the rains cleared so high time for a camping trip. Not far from my campsite noticed a stringybark tree so stopped and collected a good strip. Stringybark works well with a tinderbox.

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Made up a nest in which I put a piece of charred punkwood

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After quite a bit of striking with the flint against the steel, am rather out of practice, a spark finally flew onto the tinder which started a good glow. Had some crumbled tree funus to hand and put some on the glowing tinder. Tree fungus is very combustible and a good addition for fire lighting.

The tinder glowing well with added bits of tree fungus.

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Full ignition and the excellent stringybark burning well.

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Was not to displeased with this fire lighting with all natural materials and flint and steel. May have to knap a few flints. On the way home stopped by the stand of stringybark trees and collected more bark for future fire lighting.
 

Wave Man

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excellent stuff mate.

I have found even in a suburban backyard you can practice flint and steel, to keep your hand in. As you say you do lose the feel for it if you do not keep at it. I spark steel against stone every night, just for fun, and pleasure. It is my time to relax.
 
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