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Natural char materials for flint and steel fire lighting

The skills of lighting a fire with a piece of flint,high carbon steel and char cloth is well documented and widely practiced in bushcraft circles. Generally  the char cloth is made by baking a piece of pure cotton fabric in a low oxygen environment. (in a tin)

Historically materials gathered from the forest were used instead of char cloth. To me, competency at flint steel fire lighting would require the material needed to be gathered from the bush,eg the hard stone and tinder. Most…

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Added by barnsey on January 10, 2012 at 23:55 — No Comments

Bushcraft instruction in New Zealand

Hi,

There has been some discussion recently about bushcraft schools in New Zealand.I thought this might be an appropriate time to mention my school

http://cuttingedgebushcraft.co.nz/.

As Ben Jordan stated,the most important thing about a bushcraft school is the background of the instructors

My background is well documented on that website

Basically i have been a teacher and outdoor instructor for many years…

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Added by barnsey on December 21, 2011 at 22:55 — 1 Comment

Constructing a Fire Piston

 

 

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…

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Added by barnsey on May 12, 2011 at 23:24 — 4 Comments

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