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How to Carry Embers
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I get lots of Chaga or true tinder fungus.
Well, at least it looks cool, and rather functional. Yet, we to have hogs, and 7 different venomous snakes, in cajun country.
You can also just toss them from hand to hand and yell "ow, ow, oo, ow, hot, HOT, ow, ow, ow!" - allangee
I use the cold embers (charcoal?) from my old fires to get a new fire to become hotter more quickly. We need rocket hot fast fires in the mountains, where we live. Active or cold embers are very helpful in making a lovely warm fire. Thank you for the Instructable. - jooly4
this is cool I saw someone do it on a show called dude your screwed and he put a coal in the tinder fungus would that still work - kkmmccoy
Yeah it would, but the coal would probably make the fungus burn quicker.
Most tree fungi can be used to carry embers, just be sure the fumes isn't poisonous. Phellinus igniarius (know as Willow Bracket or Fire Sponge)grows on sallows and willows. Inonotus obliquus (Chaga Mushroom) and Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Bracket or Razor Strop) can also be used, but they only grows on birches. Hope the info was useful :)
Thanks for the comment!Feedback is always appreciated :)
Or the shortage of Asia, in my case... - Alaskan Bev
No beeches or birches in this part of the US; are there other tree fungi that will work? - Cheese Queen
I would love to try that, if it wasn't for the shortage of bamboo in my area.
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