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More on Fire Bags or Flint & Steel Pouches.

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From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2018

18th Century Period Fire Lighting Methods. Ebook.

Authors, historical, living history, authenticity, flint and steel, burning glass, reading glass, fire-bow, Mountain men, woodsmen, woodsrunners, books, reading, experimental archaeology, plant tinder, fungi tinder, tinderbox, fire lighting, 18th century,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jun 2017

18th Century Brass Tinderbox with Burn Marks Inside.

This is claimed to be an original 18th century brass tinderbox. Note the burn marks on the inside of the lid, suggesting that this tinderbox was indeed used for snuffing out smouldering tinder. This indicates that this item was used for preparing tinder...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2017

Guest post by Laurie Benson – ‘From a spark to a flame’

What was the Georgian equivalent to today’s disposable lighter?  Well, back today with us is the lovely Laurie Benson, host of the fascinating blog  The Cozy Drawing Room which you may wish to check out. Laurie is also a recently...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Nov 2016

Spunks or Matches.

Brimstone or sulfur tipped matches/spunks that I made some years ago. Spunks or Matches? As occasionally happens one gets used to using a certain term or word to describe an object. Then one day your use of that word is put to question, & you find...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Sep 2016

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

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

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

The Correct 18th Century Term For The Steel On A Flint Lock.

The Flint Lock Hammer.The part of the flint lock that is struck by the flint which is held in the cock, is called a “hammer” or steel. The reason it has this name is because the earlier Snaphance lock had a steel that reminded people of a hammer....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Feb 2015

More on Punkwood or Touchwood.

Recently someone contacted me and told me that to date they had not managed to make fire with flint and steel using uncharred punk wood. At the same time he quoted a passage from an Indian captivity document claiming that a John Tanner had indeed accomplished...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Dec 2014

The Jakes Or Tinder?

(Deborah Frazier, from The Porcelain God by Julie Horan 1996); The Jakes Or Tinder?One thing leads to another, directly or indirectly, the is usually the way it is in research. Until now, I believed the popular opinion that scrap cloth went to cleaning...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jul 2014

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