Jay Angler wrote:It's important to remember that he's mostly showing Step 1. Getting that delicate bit of heat upgraded to a fire will take the right sort of secondary material, then kindling to keep it growing!
His system certainly looked easier than many techniques I've seen for getting that first bit of smoke happening!
The ember you create with this is surprisingly long lived and durable. I did three in a row to practice. The first one was still a hot usable ember once I had the third one going. Maybe about 4 minutes?
And yes, you need a bunch of stuff in a nest to kindle a flame. That is a separate skill, but comparatively easy compared to most ways of getting an ember.
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