13 Feb '12, 3pm

Campers, take note: How to Turn Old T-Shirts into Effective Fire Lighters

Campers, take note: How to Turn Old T-Shirts into Effective Fire Lighters

BC Oudoors /Video screen capture For someone as impractical as me, I've been spending far too much time watching the videos from The Outdoor Adventure of late. From a light-weight alcohol stove made from old drinks cans to a DIY wood gasifier , Paul Osborn creates easy to follow, accessible and entertaining instructional videos on skills we could all do with knowing. (I also posted his survival tips for kids over at Parentables.) This latest video is no exception, as Paul shows us how to turn old t-shirts into highly effective fire lighters. BC Outdoors /Video screen capture While most modern pyromaniacs and backpackers may not have heard of it, charcloth is a traditional material used to light fires that can, according to wikipedia, hold a fire created with a single spark. It's lightweight, easy to make and can be fashioned from recycled materials. So it's cool to see how...

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