Umbellifer fire

The standing dead stems of most umbellifers can be used to easily make fire

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as they provide everything you need from tinder to fuel (as long as the weather is dry)

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All you have to do is gather the remnants of the seed heads together and grab you firesteel

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The umbellifer stems burn hot and give off very little smoke and this is why the Saami carried and used dead Angelica when they needed a brew fire in a location where they did not want to be seen.  You can read more about the Saami use of Angelica and other natural medicines here;

http://www.norrshaman.net/Saami%20Ethno%20Medicine.htm

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2 thoughts on “Umbellifer fire

    • Not sure about that one but I would assume that as long as they have been dead for a long time they should be ok.

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