Making Char Cloth

Char cloth is a valuable material to have in your bag when out and about in the woods.  It can make the difference to getting your fire lit, especially on a damp day. Char cloth is essentially cotton cloth transformed into carbon, it catches a spark very easily and then helps it grow into a larger glowing ember that can be blown in a tinder bundle to ignition.  It’s quick and easy to make on a fire with very basic equipment.