The Natural Char Thread - (Post What's Working for You!)

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  1. Not Sure

    Not Sure Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    Jumping in with a report from the dry side of the state.
    Twisted up some sagebrush bark.
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    Started it on fire with some charred punk and western red cedar.
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    Snuffed it out.
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    Lit real easy with a couple of hits.
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    Overall I give it pretty high marks, chars real easy, takes a spark real fast and tons of it
    where I live.
    Surprised I missed this for so long, I have been fascinated with the other half of the equation
    for the last year or so, exploring all the different ways to make the spark,
    Glad I read all of this from page one, good stuff!
     
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    The inner bark of cottonwood also chars well and catches a spark. So, you can use the cottonwood tree for char, or tinder (uncharred), hearth, and spindle for friction fire.
     
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  3. pellegrino

    pellegrino Much to learn... Bushcraft Friend

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    More experimenting is required, but I tried charring Magnolia grandiflora seedpods that had fallen to the ground. It'll hold an ember, but I can't get it to take a spark from a ferro rod yet. I think they're undercharred right now.
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    Cannot believe I missed this whole thread. Lots of good bushcraftin' going on in this thread! Nice work!
     
  5. pellegrino

    pellegrino Much to learn... Bushcraft Friend

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    I think it's safe to say these don't work well, if at all.
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