Preparing For The Next Fire- Char Cloth
1) Char Cloth With A Metal Container
3) Place cotton material in your metal container and go about preparing your fire
6) Once done the char cloth should look like the above pictures, if you notice a light or dark brown color in the material the cloth needs to go back on the fire for a little longer (try 5 more minutes with coals).
Containerless Charred Material:1) If you don’t have a metal container or cotton with you, don’t give up on charred material. There are two different ways you can still produce some char cloth without the metal container. First, just light a tinder bundle of bark fiber, cattail down, or any other soft and fluffy plant material.
2) Snuff it out by stepping on it gently and holding your foot there for a minute. Keep the tinder bundle, as it will have black char scattered throughout the fiber. You can use your ignition source at any time to re-light the char, thus lighting the tinder.
As always if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will answer them as soon as possible.