fire: the feather-stick

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Feather (or fuzz) sticks are useful when small tinder is scarce. All you need is some standing dead-wood that can be split and then shaved, with your knife, into curls. The finer the curls the better as these can easily take a spark from a modern firesteel or with the addition of a small piece of charcloth use a traditional flint and striker to ignite these curls.

click on the video below to see how this is done

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