Make Your Own 100% Quality Cotton Char Cloth Tinder.
Excellent Char Cloth For Better Spark Capturing Qualities.
Great For Spark, Fire Pistons & Solar Fire Lighting.
Ideal for Traditional Flint & Steel, Ferro Rods etc
Easy To Make.
Reusable Steel Tin
Measures: 95mm X 60mm
Packed And Ready To Use With 100% Cotton .
Air Hole Already Punctured
We are often asked how to make Char Cloth. It’s not hard but some people can be a little nervous about the process. We at Beaver Bushcraft have put this simple kit together with full Instructions on how to make Char Cloth. Its makes also makes a fun gift and can be used again and again.
This Make Your Own Char Cloth Kit enables you to makes some of the very best Char Cloth you will ever use. It is perfect for all Spark based fire lighting techniques, including traditional ‘Flint & Steel’ as well as with modern Ferrocerium Fire Flints; it is also extremely good when used with all Solar based fire lighting. Making Char Cloth is a relatively simple procedure if a few simple principles are adhered to. Please notethe Ferro Rod and Fire Steel in the photographs are for display only and are not included in this sale.
This kit was initially developed so that Cubs and Scouts could gain experience in making Char Cloth for fire making. Since then, it has become a popular kit for many budding Bushcraft enthusiasts who want a simple, but reliable Char Cloth kit. It has everything that is needed, except the fire that is, to allow anyone to simply and easily manufacture their own high quality Char Cloth.
Looking After Your Char Cloth Tin
Since Char Cloth tins are usually made from steel, which, although a very durable material, that is able withstand the high temperatures needed to pyrolyse cotton to make Char Cloth, there is always a slight issue with the metal rusting. When used for the first time the heat from the fire will burn off the tins protective antirust coating, leaving the steel exposed to the air. We do recommend that after the first use, the tin, be sprayed in some black BBQ or Exhaust Pipe paint, which will both protect the tin as well as give it an attractive yet practical finish. A thin layer of Vasaline or Petroleum Jelly be applied to the inner part of the lid to stop the lid from sticking. This will protect the tin from the elements allowing you to use it for Char Cloth making for many years.
This 100% Cotton Char Cloth tinder is a must for everyone’s Tinderbox, Survival Tin or Fire Lighting Kit.More information about fire lighting can be found in our Bushcraft Articles and Tips .