Creating fire by different techniques is fundemental to bushcraft. For years I have been intrigued by the fire piston, but considered the skill to make one was beyond me.
I then watched the video on this bushcraft site of a piston being carved out of wood with a…Continue
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I was interested in finding a good ready source of tinder in the forestry I trap in. When wet most of the usual suspects really did not work at all well. I then came across a tinder called Fat wood on the internet.
This works when wet or dry and is extremely easy to light. The basics of finding fatwood are
1- look for old fallen or cut down Pine Trees ( have not tried any other types of trees yet, as this is the forestry I have to work with )
2- forget the tree…Continue