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Graybeard
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Saw an article interesting for making char for fire starting. Instead of pieces of cloth diaper n your tin wrap cotton rope like cloths line round n round to fill your tin, then cook it down same as usual. Tear off a piece n grab your steel. Seems like a good idea n ya have feet of char to use. Interesting idea n best of my knowledge there was cotton rope made so could be historically correct as well, don't know for sure but sure seems like it
 
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Booshway
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I just might have to try that. I have some hemp 3 and 4-ply twine that might do nicely. I make my char cloth on the grill nowadays. I got run out of the house last time I tried it inside. Mrs MountainRanger took umbrage at my work hehe


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Graybeard
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ROTFL yeah they can burn all those fru-fru scented candles but some good ol smoke scent is a BIG no no hahaha. A man's home is ahis castle until he gets home n his castle turns into HER nest. And they let us know it too!!! ;-)
 
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Booshway
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My Marie loves this plug in scent thing that is advertised to smell like Cedar. To me, it smells like the dung cans smelled like overseas when the houseboys would pull them out of the outhouses and then would pour kerosene in them and set 'em on fire. That ain't cedar hehe.


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Booshway
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A masterpiece of marketing.....


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Pilgrim
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My wife is a heavy-duty quilter. A while back, I asked her about getting some 100% cotton batting (she normally uses a blend). I now have about 5 yards of leftover batting about 3/16" thick, and was wondering if anyone has tried using this to make char. I haven't had an opportunity as yet.


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Hivernant
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Cotton rope does work good. Just beware of imported cotton rope. Must have oil or something in cotton. It said it was 100% cotton, but didn't work.


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Booshway
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Here's an interesting article on making char.
Haven't tried it my self.
http://www.rockymountainoutfit...es/char-without-can/
 
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Factor
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I know in the deep South where there's ample Southern Red Ceder, The bark, dried & rubbed between the palms makes a very good fire starter.


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Booshway
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Lots of cedar in this part of the country and I like to add some bark to my flint and steel kit (done up exactly as Hanshi suggested)


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