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Offline hayshaker

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how do you light your punkwood?
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:54:25 AM »
I HAVE SOME FRIUTWOOD TREES THAT HAVE DIED AND TURNED INTO A CORK TYPE TEXTURE
ao how is the best way to light this stuff?.
as im new to punkwood, tried prettymuch else,
please explain.

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Re: how do you light your punkwood?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 05:59:01 AM »
It works well with a ferro rod when dry. It is my favorite natural tinder because it burns slower.
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Re: how do you light your punkwood?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 11:34:56 AM »
For me no matter if it's a ferro rod match or lighter I always either scratch it up or carve shavings or feathers on the sides of punk wood to get it going
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Re: how do you light your punkwood?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 01:24:19 PM »
For me no matter if it's a ferro rod match or lighter I always either scratch it up or carve shavings or feathers on the sides of punk wood to get it going

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ANSWER TO ORIGINAL POST:

  In my very limited experience, you just have to try stuff. I remember thinking once that actual cork would be a great multi purpose item, including as tinder. Boy, was I wrong. Seems like cork would readily take a spark...it's wood, it's light and airy....but then you try and the stuff is damn near fireproof!

  That kind of applies to most everything else I've tried. The only thing I think I've learned is that if your tinder has fibers, your good to go. Beyond that, you just gotta go in your backyard and try things. Don't assume anything.

  As for punkwood...lots of variables in there, I think. I've had some that works great, some that wasn't so great. The ferro rod doesn't lie.  ;D
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Re: how do you light your punkwood?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 04:05:51 AM »
I'll char it the same as char cloth, it'll catch a spark from a f&s quite easily.....
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