I am always seeking new tinders to add to my tinder pouch for use with flint and steel……char cloth, true tinder fungus, false tinder fungus and so on. Recently I have discovered a new addition which is certainly not as messy to carry as char cloth and doesn’t disintegrate like fungus. I know it works fine with a battery and a firesteel but had never considered it for use with flint and steel. As you may have guessed by now it is of course very fine grade wire wool! I bought two large rolls of 0000 grade wire wool on Ebay last week.
Tease the wire wool apart and then place on the flint and use as you wood with char cloth.
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My friend Jeremy was keen to try once I had demonstrated it to him.