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Hacks and Tips — firestarting

How to make char cloth.

F. Lin char cloth firemaking firestarting survival tinder

Char cloth is one of my favorite fire-making tools. It easily takes a spark and burns slowly which is quite useful for igniting a tinder bundle.  Pair some char cloth with a ferrocium rod and fire-making becomes less daunting. Char cloth is simply just as its name implies, charred cloth. Its basically charcoal.  I have only used cotton to make my char cloth but according to wikipedia, it can be made from any fabric that is 100% vegetable based, so linen and jute work also. Essentially the material is burned in the absence of oxygen.  The process is actually easier...

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