Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:37 am

irrationalsolutions wrote:that makes sence to me. i keep a few pieces of what my family calls fat lighter which is fat wood with me. its about the best thing i can find to get a fire going with that is know. even if i dont have any with me its easy to find around here.

Fatwood works great. They clearanced a bunch of big boxes at Kroger for a dollar....bought them all! ;) :DP:
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby DarenN » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:50 am

Ridgerunner wrote:
irrationalsolutions wrote:that makes sence to me. i keep a few pieces of what my family calls fat lighter which is fat wood with me. its about the best thing i can find to get a fire going with that is know. even if i dont have any with me its easy to find around here.

Fatwood works great. They clearanced a bunch of big boxes at Kroger for a dollar....bought them all! ;) :DP:


i bought a couple small sticks just to try it out. works great!
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby rik_uk3 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:46 pm

Wood charred from a fire will often take the spark from a ferro rod. It won't flame but smolders enough for you to ignite other tinder like dried grass. Its like sparking onto King Alfred's cakes/cramp balls.

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby zelph » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:03 pm

Wood charred from a fire will often take the spark from a ferro rod.


First time I've heard of that. I've never tried it because it was never said by anyone that it will take a spark. Now I will have to try it :D

Oops, what have you heard about this? Ever tried charred wood?

The fungus that grows on trees is a well known firestarter that will catch a spark.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby oops56 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:48 pm

zelph wrote:
Wood charred from a fire will often take the spark from a ferro rod.


First time I've heard of that. I've never tried it because it was never said by anyone that it will take a spark. Now I will have to try it :D

Oops, what have you heard about this? Ever tried charred wood?

The fungus that grows on trees is a well known firestarter that will catch a spark.

yes i heard of char wood you had to bring it up i save some from my wood stove was going to try it in a hobo stove with fan later this summer just need one more part when i find it at lawn sale and build it [ shhh a secret stove of the mouth i hope ]
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:37 am

it aint that much od a secret if you tell us. :D
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby Cphobes » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:13 am

I didn't see any links on how to make char cloth so I figured I'd share a link from Jason Klass's website. Haven't tried to follow his instructions but am planning to as part of a fire building program with my Webelos this summer.

http://jasonklass.blogspot.com/2009/01/ ... cloth.html

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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:37 am

I tried getting a pice of charred wood to take a spark last night. It would'nt catch. I'll try a different pice when I can. I'll give it 2 more tries and that's it till when I go on vacation and have lots of campfires :D

Oops56 has a good video on making char cloth using an alcohol stove to bake it. Oops, bring on the video :D
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby irrationalsolutions » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:09 pm

charcloth isnt hard to do.

speaking of fire starting i still think my favorite emergency fire starter is zelphs key chain fire starter. its small and light weight. with all the keys i have to carry i couldnt tell it way there.
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Re: Charcoal As Good Fireatarter

Postby oops56 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:32 pm

Ok here my char cloth is made n that brasslite stove on 1/2 oz. alcohol is just right to make char cloth in that shoe polish can a vent in top nial size and i use kerosene wick for char cloth cut 3/4 long.

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