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Offline Keith H

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Preparing plant & fungi tinders for flint & steel fire lighting.
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:09:44 AM »
Charred cloth, plant & fungi tinders were originally charred directly in the fire. The smouldering tinder is then placed in the tinderbox & the damper or the lid is then closed so as to smother the smouldering tinder. Once extinguished it is then ready for use for making fire. Charred cloth was mostly used in city homes, & by gunners on ships. Amadou was sold by street sellers in the cities & it could be purchased from an apothecary. Woodsmen did not use charred cloth, nor did woodland Indians. They used a variety of plant & fungi tinders.
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Re: Preparing plant & fungi tinders for flint & steel fire lighting.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 05:14:13 PM »
Thanks, Keith......good tutorials are always helpful! :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Preparing plant & fungi tinders for flint & steel fire lighting.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 06:01:58 PM »
Thanks, Keith......good tutorials are always helpful! :thumbsup: :cheers:

Thank you for the feedback wolfy, always appreciated.
Keith.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. Frost.