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How to Make Char Cloth

Char cloth is a piece of fabric like cotton that has been converted via pyrolysis into a slow-burning fuel of very low ignition temperature. So basically, char cloth is really awesome tinder. Char cloth is cool because it can be ignited by a single spark, which will then burn very slowly while you use it to light a larger tinder bundle to start your fire.

Char cloth is a really great addition to any fire kit. In the video below, Dave Canterbury demonstrates how to make char cloth.

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