- Apr 29, 2011
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- New England NSW
You don't need to char tinder material in a tin Chigger, the original way was to char tinder material directly in the fire, & it still works just fine. Less bulk & weight to carry in one's pack.Thanks and it is good experiementation. Something else occured to me....as I slice of the upper layers of the punkwood the lower levels will not readily take a spark even when charred.
So next step is to powederise this punkwood with a file/rasp whatever and then char it in a tin over a fire.
The clever idea being this charred powdered punkwood will be convienent to carry in a waterproof bag on a long trek for multiple fire lights.
Later this year hopefully will do such a trek so putting a few things together in readiness.