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What to use for a charcloth tin/fire kit tin?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Chester, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Cheeser
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    Even a handful of cotton balls will work, the material is fine enough to catch a spark from a flint and steel.

    I really only use char cloth when I'm showing off and lighting a fire using a lens, because that won't work on white cotton lol
     
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    Traditional flint and steel is the same way; It's just not entirely clear to me if that's what Chester is using. A modern firesteel will ignite practically anything combustible and dry provided is is ground or shredded finely enough.
     
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    I remembered that Dad had a box of shoe shine stuff, I went over and dug out a mostly empty tin of mink oil. Plus I've ate about all of the
    Altoids that I can stand :p... I think I might make some char cloth tomorrow.
     
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    pellet gun ammo can.
     
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    I looked through this site and came up with about $50 worth of bottles and tins I wanted...
    I don't know what that says about me but I'm not sure I wanted to know about it. :rolleyes::p
     
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    You & me both. I was making up reasons for some of them:giggle:
     
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    I know, right? :eek::rolleyes::help: At least I know it's not just me. :D
     
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    I spent most of the morning doing some spring cleaning in the garage, but I needed a little play time... :D

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    That looks spot on to me :) good job CSM-101
     
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    If you want a round one you might try to get a scho-ka-kola tin. The tin on the right is my charcloth box.

    Charcloth tin.
     
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    I made some more charcloth today, this time I made it from an old t-shirt. I'd have to say I like the cloth made out of old denim better...
    while the shirt cloth isn't that fragile the denim cloth definitely "feels" better, and I see no difference in how well they take a spark
    from a ferro rod.

    And as bad as I am at making a "one stick" fire at the moment, I plan on making a bunch more cloth in the future... :p
     
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    Once you're happy with your char cloth try making it with thistle heads and thin strands of bark. Then you've got yourself naturally renewable char ;)
     
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    I heard someone else suggest charring punkwood... I might try that this week.
     
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    That alfieaesthetics Coney mentioned he has a couple of videos on charring things for tinder
     
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    I have at least 100 lbs of Flint in a milk crate on my patio. Anytime I'm rock hounding a hobby of mine I pick up all kinds of Flint here in Nevada. A good piece of Flint could save your life in most survival situations. :smoke:
     
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    We don't get much by way of flint here especially in Tassie, but Jasper and Quartz do work I've found :D
     
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    Since Flint aka chert is a crypto crystalline meaning made of microscopic quartz jasper is in this classification it will work the same way. I find lots of Jasper here as well. Chert is what most stone tools were made from. Neolithic to native Americans all used it if it were available to them.
     
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