Now you can make your own charcloth at home so you'll have a never ending supply of tinder for your fire pistion or flint and steel fire making.
Kit includes: a metal tin, roll of 100% cotton fabric and our foolproof instructions.
If natural tinders are not available, charcloth made from old blue jeans also works well. You can make your own char cloth by heating strips of cotton cloth within a sealed metal tin. Works well with the tri-light firestarter. For hundreds of years before the invention of the phosphorus match, flint and steel was the most common means of fire making. Many modern day historical reenactors are familiar with the use of charcloth. However, charcloth is actualy a fairly recent development. Prior to charcloth, a variety of natural tinders were used such as wood punk also called "touchwood".