posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:47 AM
a dry place is needed but if you keep flint steel char cloth in a tin with some tallow or other type of tinder Birch bark is good few small strips
will do, and well watch this gent make fire, www.mahalo.com...
and for you that have dial up
Tinder: Tinder is basically any dry, brittle or fibrous material that will burn easily and help to ignite the kindling for your fire (i.e Dry Leaves,
Wood Shavings, Dead Grass, Shredded Bark, Dry Pine Needles, Paper or Cotton). In this method, tinder is used to catch the sparks from the flint and
steel (or directly from the char cloth - if used). While many survival experts recommend the use of a "Bird's Nest" or "Tinder Bundle", any type of
burnable tinder should do. and ask what is char cloth
Char Cloth (Optional): A char cloth is basically a piece of cloth or linen that has been heated to a high enough temperature (without oxygen) to the
point where it has turned into charcoal. Char cloth is used in order to catch the sparks that are produced by the friction of flint and steel. A spark
with make the char cloth burn like a hot ember that can then be transferred to the tinder and used to make fire. While using char cloth is not
absolutely necessary, it can greatly speed up the ignition process. most places that sell leather or boy scout supply's will have a kit the video is
showing how the men of the mountain do it. then watch this kid make fire www.youtube.com...
flint steel birch and a napkin!
edit on 6-3-2011 by bekod because: added info. and word edit.