Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: char cloth dicovery

  1. #1

    Default char cloth dicovery

    i think i may have found something new in the low tech world of bush crafting
    shhhhhh teri cloth towels thiicker the better, just did up a batch as it turned dark here,
    and tore off a piece hit it once with the blast match and that was all it needed a little huff
    a lil'puff and poof fire,. i've never seen t-shirt or blue jean material work this good.
    so has anyone ever tried a tericloth towel for charcloth material?
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.


  2. #2
    Senior Member kyratshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    KY bluegrass region-the center of the universe
    Posts
    9,272

    Default

    Tee shirts and blue jeans almost always have some polyester blended in.

    An all cotton terry towel would be better I am sure.

    I usually use pillow ticking. It is heavier and holds up to handling a little better.

    I actually prefer char punk for the same reason. You can pick it up, move it around and the coal lasts longer.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

  3. #3

    Default

    Hey thanks! Some new things to try.

  4. #4
    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SE/SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    26,320

    Default

    I can see where that work would work well.
    Been using cleaning patches and 5x5 cotton bandages......had cases of them from my FIL for the VA.
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
    Member Wahoo Killer knives club....#27

  5. #5
    Senior Member WalkingTree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    924

    Default

    self delete (?) too much off topic.
    Last edited by WalkingTree; 05-20-2016 at 11:27 PM.
    The pessimist complains about the wind;
    The optimist expects it to change;
    The realist adjusts the sails.

    - William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SE/SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    26,320

    Default

    Problem with vid?
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
    Member Wahoo Killer knives club....#27

  7. #7
    Senior Member Wise Old Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Paoli, PA
    Posts
    1,101

    Default

    Dont forget the cotton ball in the tops of pill bottles.
    "Never work against mother nature"--Caesar Milan.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator crashdive123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    42,939
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Or the whole bag full of cotton balls for 99 cents..........in case you aren't taking a lot of meds and need tinder.
    Can't Means Won't

    My Youtube Channel

  9. #9
    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SE/SW Wisconsin
    Posts
    26,320

    Default

    Agree on the cotton balls.....and they don't smell like dog hair.... like dryer lint.
    Geezer Squad....Charter Member #1
    Evoking the 50 year old rule...
    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
    Member Wahoo Killer knives club....#27

  10. #10
    Junior Member Jpflier's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    18

    Default

    I like to use the flannel shirts that I have torn to much to be much use as a shirt, I'm sure there is some plastic in it but they still work pretty well, I'm gonna have to raid the wife old towel drawer for the dogs and try them.

  11. #11

    Default

    I don't know how "period specific" you like to be, but I started charring natural materials a long time ago, figuring the pioneers would use cloth for blackpowder patches long before they'd use them for char cloth. When I did, I found many of them work better than cloth. My favorite is the pith from dead mullein stems from last years plants. They catch a spark or glow from a magnifying glass even quicker than cotton. I've also taken a 5 or 6 inch length of Copper pipe and two caps and made a chamber to char cattail heads in. Just break them to length to fit.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •