scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Firestarters
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Wed Mar 01 2000 - 11:33:38 CST
Anyone still teaching Flint and Steel?
We cover it every Spring before the Camporee, we use old broken pieces of
metal files and flint we find along the RR tracks. We teach how to make
charcloth from old cotton rags. We collect spanish moss and take cedar bark
and shred it as well as the fat pine I mentioned before.
The look on their faces is pretty neat when they get a big fire roaring and
the competing patrols are out of matches.