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  1. Le Loup

    Making 18th Century Sulfur Matches or Spunks.

    Spunks were used in 18th century households for transferring fire to the fireplace or to light a candle from a tinderbox or tinderlighter. Sparks were struck directly onto the tinder in the tinderbox & the sulfur match would be touched to the smouldering tinder to create a flame. Be careful when...
  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

    Flint, Steel & Tinderbox.

  4. Le Loup

    Preparing Plant & Fungus Tinders in the Field.

  5. Le Loup

    No "charcloth" Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

  6. 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.