American Bushman

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Charring Wood and Fungus

Yesterday I tried using the same method for making charcloth for both punk wood and dried fungus. Once the smoking had stopped coming from both containers I pulled them and set them lid down to prevent any more air from getting in.

Once cool to the touch I gave them both a spark to see if they'd work or not.

The charwood worked great and would easily get hot enough to start a fire while the charfungus did little or nothing. I could get it to catch a spark but the spark would immediately burn out.

It may simply require an adapted preparation to get the fungus to burn. I have some thoughts on what could be changed to improve the chance of success.

Thanks for reading,



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