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Using Amadou for Fire Lighting

by Mark Hordon Fire Lighting with Amadou Amadou has been used for many things over the centuries, it has been used for such things as hats, clothing, fly-fishing and of course what we want it for…Fire Lighting. As a natural material, Amadou, when used for fire lighting, makes one of the best forms of tinder available. It makes tinder that ...

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The Trouble with Sparks!

by Mark Hordon Trouble Creating Sparks? I am writing this article in the hopes that it may be of benefit to all that have encountered this all too common, most important difficulty, and have not yet discovered for themselves how it may be resolved. I am not talking about your financial or personal problems, but the major issue that is ...

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Making Fire From Sparks

Making Fire From Sparks by Mark Hordon This video was filmed at the Bushcraft Magazine – May Meet 2014 by Zed Outdoors. SUBJECT: – Beginners Guide To ‘Flint & Steel’ Fire Lighting – A Shark Tinderbox Tutorial DURATION: – 42 minutes Article In this article we will look at how to make a fire from sparks that are generated from ...

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How to Make Amadou Tinder

How to Make Amadou Tinder by Mark Hordon What is Amadou? Amadou is a Top Quality Natural Tinder with the following quallities: It is one of the very best types of tinder for fire lighting. It has an amazingly hot ember. It is ideal for flint & steel fire lighting. It can catches the smallest of sparks. It is an ...

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Chaga, truly a great tinder fungus!

Chaga, truly a great tinder fungus! by Mark Hordon The Chaga Fungus (Inonotus obliquus) In this article, we will look at the Chaga Fungus, Inonotus obliquus, which is truly one of the best forms of natural tinder for fire lighting around, and is reputed to have some remarkable anti-cancer, tonic and other medicinal effects. We will also look at where ...

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Two Common Ways to Strike ‘Flint & Steel’ for Fire Lighting

by Mark Hordon Using a Tinderbox The use of ‘Flint & Steel’ is a very traditional way of making fire that stretches back in history to where man first started to use steel. It would have been quickly understood that steel gives off sparks when struck by something that is harder that it, such as natural flint, since the use ...

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