2011/04/26

First fire using flint and striker

 Was out at our camping spot with my mate. It was his birthday earlier this month and I go him a John Fenna's Dragons Breath fire starting kit. Its a small leather pouch with a steel striker, flint, char cloth and bits of birch polypore fungus. He had got the polypore burning before but had not yet made fire with it. I collected lots of tinder and small twigs ready for the fire then Mike set to work starting the fire. After a minute Mike had the dry grass smoking and then it started flame! He placed it on to the fire area and we put the small twigs round it and then some larger ones. As the below picture shows it stayed lit and Mike's enjoying it.



I have to say the food tasted even better when it was cooked on a fire we lit ourselves.
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