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Ark79

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Making char cloth
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Keith

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Problem with charring cloth is that it is not sustainable long term. Also you do not need to carry an extra tin as my video shows, you char the material directly in the fire. But if you do want to make a lot of charred cloth in the home, then I agree, this is the way to do it.
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It was more of a back up plan a would rather have it and not need it m8. My fire starting skills are not all that great lol but practice makes perfect lol
 

The Boogie Man

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I use the stuff out of the tumble dryer from the filter. Very fine dry cloth fibres, it catches a spark really easily.
 

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I have a silver birch tree near me and the bark flakes off on a regular basis, I collect this as often as I can and I've got a large bagfull already.
 

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I use the stuff out of the tumble dryer from the filter. Very fine dry cloth fibres, it catches a spark really easily.
Is this using a real flint & steel Kublai, or are you using a ferocerium rod? Using modern fire lighting gadgets changes the meaning of traditional materials, which can make it confusing for newbies when they are learning primitive fire lighting skills.
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The Boogie Man

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no mate I use a fero-rod,but it works with flint and steel, bow drill etc as the material catches light very easily.
 
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