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  1. Tom A Hawk

    Wilderness Solutions

    Wilderness Solutions Co. is dedicated to primitive and non-match fire starting. It began about 20 years ago with the intent of it becoming a retirement business. However, in 2007 Les Stroud demonstrated the use of a fire piston on the Alaskan episode of the Survivorman television program and...
  2. Le Loup

    Charring Plant & Fungus Tinders without using a "char tin"!!!

    In the 18th & 19th centuries people did not use a tin or any container to char tinder for flint & steel fire lighting. They simply charred the tinder material, be it tow rag (cloth), plant or fungus material, directly in the flames of the fire. Then they extinguished the smouldering...
  3. Le Loup

    The Gunpowder Bag or Wallet.

    One of the author's five leather gunpowder bags. “…fungus that grows on the outside of the birch-tree…used by all the Indians in those parts for tinder…called by the Northern Indians Jolt-thee, and is known all over the country bordering on Hudson’s Bay by the name of Pesogan…there is another...
  4. Le Loup

    No "charcloth" flint & steel fire lighting.

    I could not find a section for skills or fire lighting, so I will post this here. Keith.