Re: : Flint and Steel
Ernest R. Spradling, P.E. (freemason@AOL.COM)
Fri, 1 Apr 1994 21:36:28 EST
On Thu, 31 Mar 1994 20:25:07 EST "Michael C. Horowitz"
>Folks, I can start a fire by flint and steel using a piece of charred
>cloth. Does anyone know how to make a fire without using charred >cloth?
Mike, I can think of several ways, using different kinds of tinder:
Punk - a piece of charred cotton clothes line cord.
Dryer lint - keep in a wterproof container prior to use.
Mouse nests - make sure the mouse has been evicted :)
"monkey hair" - shredded paletto flowers (?) - dried spanish moss works
fairly well also. Dry palmetto fronds will also go up like soaked in
Hope this helps
I used to be an owl... (SR-5)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City