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More on Fire Steels.

Photos By Swampfox.Many thanks Swampfox.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Dec 2018

More on Fire Bags or Flint & Steel Pouches.

Cheyenne fire bag.Eskimo fire bag.18th century Finnish fire pouch.18th century Finnish fire pouch.19th century Finnish fire pouch.Undated Finnish fire pouch. 
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2018

Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Methods.

Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Methods. Flint & steel & the use of a tinderbox has been in use since before the middle ages. One common method was to strike sparks onto tinder in the tinderbox by striking flint against steel. Once the tinder...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Aug 2016

Polypore Fungus Worldwide. Plant Tinder For Fire Lighting.

Copyright Keith H. Burgess. Australia. Polypore Fungus grows worldwide. This is one of my main sources of plant tinder for flint & steel fire lighting & the fire-bow fire lighting method. Take a good look at the images supplied on this page,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Aug 2016

When Making Fire-Safety.

By Robert Griffing. When making fire be sure that you have placed your powder horn with your gun well away from the fireplace. I suggest that you secure your fire steel to your belt bag buckle. In this way you can simply drop the steel after striking...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 May 2016

My Original 18th Century Fire Steel Update.

Some of you may remember that I acquired an original 18th century fire steel some time ago. I decided to add it to my equipment replacing the copy that I had been using. I found however that the original did not spark as well as the copy, so I re-hardened...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Mar 2016

Candlewood. I have recieved enquiries regarding the use of "fat wood" as a tinder in 18th century fire lighting. The original term for this wood from the pine tree was...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Nov 2015

The Polypore Fungus Tinder for Flint & Steel Fire Lighting & Fire Bow.

This is really just an update to previous posts I have made concerning these Bracket Fungus. These first 3 images of Laetiporus Portentosus, also known as White Punk, were taken this past Monday afternoon in the forest in the Armidale/Guyra area...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Oct 2015

Equipment Update. A New Old Fire Steel.

One would think that with a bloke of my age & all the years I have been a woodsman, that there would not be any improvements to make to my gear. Then along comes something a little better than I have been using, & you realise that there are still...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Jul 2015

A Change Of Opinion. Flint & Steel Striking Methods.

I am not sure when or where, but I know that I once made the statement that striking the flint with the steel was not the correct way. Now if one was using a tinderbox or the nest method, this statement would be correct, because by striking the flint...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Apr 2015

Fire Steels. Researching Three Types.

Fire Steels. Researching Three Types.I am sure after doing so much research on fire steels, that there is still a lot to learn on my part. I have not even scratched the service on iron & steel properties & whether or not all steels were a combination...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Apr 2015

My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written For Australian Survivalists, Preppers, Living Historians & Reenactors.

Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook.Title: Primitive Firelighting.ID: 9784776Category: HistoryDescription: “Primitive Fire Lighting”, is a hands on guide to how to make fire with flint and steel and fire bow. This includes...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Mar 2015

How to Identify, Harvest, Extract and Process Amadou For Fire Lighting !

Please note that this is NOT a period way of charring tinder. Tinder materials were charred directly in the fire, & then the smouldering ember was smothered in a tinderbox. But, this video is very good & in my opinion well made. It does show the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2015

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.